Last fall at Artsfest in Solomon’s MD I (www.annmariegarden.org) stumbled into a lovely conversation with an older woman about my shrines and their interiors, inspiration and the like. She offered me a collection of antique doll parts – a friend of hers had unearthed on a Florida beach years back. I was flattered, and excited by her generous offer. A while later, sure enough, a package arrived in the mail.
To thank her for her kind gift, I am making her a shrine with a few of her favorites from the treasures. Yes, it is long overdue… Here is the shrine in progress – it is clay, yet I am using acrylic paint, and constructing the insides with bookboard and fabric…
The text on the outside reads: Cherish memories/treasures time reveals/loves and lost/and loved anew.
I have to mention Nina Bagley (whose work I love!) and her use of doll parts in jewelry. An inspiration! http://ornamental.typepad.com/
I will post a finished picture soon!