Saturday, April 17, 2010

Auction is Live ... now thru the 24th!

Nothing like waiting until the 12th hour, but it's official ... the Cigar Box Shrine is finished and posted!

Here's how it all came together:

Take a little time to go check out the other amazing contributions to this years auction!

Thank You!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Last Update Before Posting to the Auction Site

Thank goodness for extensions ... and Friday's off ...

here's where I am at:

the interior of the box (all four sides) have been slathered w/gel medium and "tiled" with these really cool beads rescued from a not so cool necklace with a few random alternate beads. Prior to the gel medium drying, copious amounts of glitter was dumped to enhance the "grout" (top half of sides & top in a dark blue extra fine glitter, a teal glitter break line and bottom in a darker teal glitter)

trying to share various angles


and a couple of close ups as well


sometimes it's not so great having a terrific camera ... these were taking during the "setting" stage (right now as I type) and have not yet been brushed of loose glitter, etc. ... next step ... once again, your guess is likely as good as mine (some might argue even better) ... but the muse is ordering me to bed ... said she'd be back in the morning and promises to help me have this finished and posted on the auction site well before midnight tomorrow!

Remember to go check out the auction preview.

Auction goes live April 17th and items will be up for bid thru the 24th.

please note: I won't be near a computer from Sat-Mon, so if you send questions during that time, please know that I won't be able to respond until Monday night.

Friday, April 9, 2010

A Second Update (or: The Girl Likes to Weave Paper)

As of 04/09/10 - the auction dates have been postponed to April 17 - 24th.

There's still time to create a cigar box shrine if the urge is inside you.

All contributions now due April 16th (phew ... looks like I've got a little time to breathe after all.


Paint dry, pieces separated & the weaving began ... love the effect of using the same basic colors but contrasting with light against dark. Here's the blue/green one:

And the blue/purple (narrower strips):

Once weaved, I added glue to the back and let it dry completely ... then cut pieces from the weave and covered all the sides plus the front ... the wider strip weave went on the top and bottom (long sides) with the other on the sides ... I added pieces of both to the front "panels/doors".

Here's a view of the top ... or maybe that's the bottom:

and of one side:

Here's a shot of the front (with a little top-a-showin):

and another one (with a little side-a-showin):

I really, REALLY like the effect of the painted paper weaved, though I am thinking I'd like to seal it with some varnish ... matte? gloss? ... not sure. I am sure that this makes me want to do a much larger scale weaved piece ... will have to add that to the list that keeps on growing.

The cigar boxes need to be completed and posted to the auction site tomorrow. I'm hoping the interior completion comes together as naturally as everything else to this point. I'll be sure to post to let everyone know when up & available to bid on.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

jump right in ...

here's the box:

A paintbrush, Liquitex acrylic Phthalocyanine Blue, Phthalocyanine Green, Brilliant Blue, Cobalt Blue, Titanium White & Mars Black ... inside "doors" and back painted.


had an urge to weave, so cut some strips & taped them to wax paper:

first set drying:

second set ... blopped:

and drying:

where's all this going? your guess is as good as mine.


it will wind up:

please see previous post for even more information.

thank you!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Remember this:

... funny how the full circle often comes just in the nick of time ...


The following is copied directly from Rebecca's March 19th post

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Shrine auction for Oaxaca Streetchildren Grassroots 2010

artist entry deadline to submit to shrine website April 9th.


The link on my sidebar goes directly to the auction site ... there's still time left to create a shrine to be included in the auction, though time is running out.

As I type this, there are FIVE days left.

Friday, April 2, 2010

A Call for Entries

Have you heard?!?

who knows ... the winner could be ...


for more information, click the image above or go here:

also ... it's time to reserve your page for the 2011 Diary Project:

I've got mine ... now go get your page today!