Wednesday, March 17, 2010


For the last few nights I have been hard at work creating my shrine for the auction to benefit the Oaxacan Street Children.    It is definitely difficult to get in a groove when  I can only work when everyone falls asleep.  I keep reminding myself that things will get easier with time- that now is when raising children is physically overwhelming (later it will be emotionally overwhelming, and I am sure I will be nostalgic for these easier days).  Anyway... I thought I would share my progress
I have only worked on the inside of the cigar box.  In the lid, I did a painting representing night.  It is hard to photograph well because I used a lot of gold and blue interference paint- so in person it shimmers.  On the other side, I did a painting of a skeleton on bristol board, cut it out, and I have it floating in the space.  I covered the inside in decorative paper and painted a small bird.  I made a ton of paper flowers, but realize now that I don't really think they add much to the piece- so I am leaving them out for now.
Tomorrow night, I will try to figure out what I am going to do with the exterior of the box... as long as everyone goes to sleep on time.  If you want to see an amazing shrine by Christine Alvarado- click here


NatashaMay said...

Shrines look awesome! I don't have kids yet so I'm enjoying the time I have to create. :)

Melissa said...

Yeah, things will change. One day the kids won't want to be around you as much because it's not cool to do so. (I'm rolling my eyes)

Can't wait to see where you take these beautiful shrines. I know what you mean about the pictures not being able to capture the reality of the art piece.


Faerie Moon Creations said...

The Shrines are looking lovely so far. Can't wait to see the finished results. Theresa

rebecca said...

i am LOVING what i see here!!!
coming back tomorrow for more..
lovely, truly!

with great appreciation,

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