Thursday, October 30, 2008

Ofrenda

Thursday is usually my day to blog but after Sunday's offering and a perfectly craptastic week on the home front I decided to not bother with blather about my life. Besides, it would look something like $^%@$^% Wally, *@**# being a nurse, ^%#@ oral surgery for Beav. You get the picture? Not a stellar week in my world and June is so edgy she is about to fall off the cliff; legs, arms and pearls flailing and windmilling all the way down to the big thud below.

I took a peek at one of my favorite blogs and was completely captivated by the challenge. The theme is Day Of The Dead. I was totally up for it given how much I love ofrendos and alters. The glitzier and more over the top the better. Not only did my ofrendo meet the inspiremethursday challenge but it went hand in handwith the artgirlz challenge. I feel much like I did my second go round with college when I mastered the art of recycling essays by tweaking sources and thesis statements a bit. So now I'm tweaking art challenges. You know what? My life isn't really that bad if I have the time, imagination and resources to spend a few hours crafting today.


Here is my alter constructed out of copies of photos and bits of my mother's old costume jewelry. I put sand from Mykonos on the floor of the box; all of the buttons came from clothing she made for me and herself; plus a button from a fancy bed skirt she made for me when I was six.
The front





The inside


The sides


I might not be ready for an Etsy shop but I'm having a good time!

8 comments:

Phyl said...

I really, really, really love this! Wonderful work! And so meaningful.

crissi said...

beautiful piece love the fabric colours how lovely that you have things from when you were 6

Thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz challenge.

crissi xx

Rein said...

What a wonderful art work!

S. Kay said...

This is beautiful and memorable - a real keepsake.

Deb G said...

This is wonderful....

Julie said...

WOW This really is beautiful!!!

Thanks for jioning in with the Arty Girlz challenge

Julie xx

Laura said...

Thank you all for the comments and encouragement. I'm glad I found Arty Girlz challenge.

laurel said...

That is a really cool box you created. Very creative and love the materials you used for it.