Tuesday, September 22, 2009

In Route

A box lovingly packed and decorated in on its way to my office! It contains our cigar box and all the work that Artful Chica has already put into our collaboration. I am very excited and anxious to get the package to me. I am also nervous that I will open the package and take out our box and my mind will go completely blank and every artistic thought I ever had will fly out of my brain like a little bird.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Birdies & Trims

For those of you new to the blog,I just want to give a quick recap.
The PR Mom and I have never met. We have never spoken one word to each other outside of texts and emails. This is the other way we communicate with each other. 
She is totally the Bomb for doing this with me. 
I wanted the PR Mom to see the trims that I molded out. The camera wasn't being very cooperative.
The trims are not glued down, I just wanted to spread them out so that she could see them.
A tail feather view of the little birds.
3 little birds to be exact perched on a popcorn box. By the way I burnt the popcorn,like charcoal burnt.
Just thought I'd share that tidbit.
Ok is it me or does that little guy on the box look a lot like a dolphin?
Keep your fingers crossed that Lily Munster doesn't find the birds. 
I don't want to wake up to a bird head in my bed.

I don't know what they are doing,but the orange on the box sure makes the white bright. I sculpted the birdies out of Paper Clay. Love that stuff,but living in AZ you have to work fast.
They need to finish curing and then the beautiful PHI can paint them.
Hey! Who went to McDonalds and didn't bring me a cheeseburger?
And Yes,as a matter of fact I did eat the popcorn,and boy are my teeth clean!

Thursday, September 10, 2009


I have yet to get my hands on the cigar box, but I have a few things I have worked on. I have a sun done and the font I want to use for some embroidery. I am really excited about getting the box soon! It seems like everywhere I go and everywhere I turn there is a little sign reminding me what a great journey this is going to be. While grocery shopping I found myself humming along to the music over the store speakers. I realized that they were playing "Three Little Birds" by Bob Marley. Then a few days ago I realized I had not changed my bedroom calendar to September. The calendar is one I made last year as Christmas gifts. I had used my own photography and add music lyrics to each month. As I turned the page to September, and a purple flower I looked at the music lyrics. It read, "Rise up this morning, smile with the rising sun".

These are just 2 examples of the signs around me lately. Signs telling me that this project was mean to be!

Monday, September 7, 2009


I had a variety of ideas for the outside of our Shrine. Some place somewhere there are sketches to prove it. I am in charge of the outside of our box and PR Mom is the woman manning the inside.  
I spent some time with the box,talked to the box,caressed the box,and thought about the box. Trying to figure out what it wanted from me as the outside artist. 
I thought it told me it wanted a pitched roof with space for a nest.
I measured twice cut once,then I cut twice and by the third try I got it.
Sometimes I'm a slow learner when it comes to my intuition and my Muse,or perhaps it's the other way around. Those familiar with my blog,know that my Muse runs my artistic life. 
I think she'd run my whole life if I let her.

So there I was early yesterday morning digging through molds and air dry clay looking for things only apparent to my Muse. I came across a mold that had various trims on the sheet. Honestly I have no recollection of owning much less purchasing this mold, besides this project, I don't know what I would use it for. I started rolling out the thin vine looking trims yesterday and this morning I enlisted the "oh so very bored" youngest child to roll out more of them.
My Question now is this
What am I supposed to do with them?