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