Saturday, April 24, 2010

Auction Time Has Arrived

Wow I can't believe the project is over and the time to bid on the altars is here. There are many different talented artists this year and I can't believe that I am among them! Head over and look at all the amazing altars. Then bid on your favorite.

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Remember this is all to benefit the Oaxacan Streetchildren Organization. A very good cause.

It has been such a pleasure and learning experience working on this altar. I let the thing I love the most be my inspiration and it has produced my very first altar.

To my partner in shrine, thanks so much for "making" me do this. I love you so much!

-Punk Rock Mom, Artist

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Close to the Finish Line

The cigar box shrine is getting close to the finish line. The inside is coming along, and the back is done. There have been a few changes from my original concept but I am liking how it is turning out.

Here is the inside with the bright sun. When I think of the smiling sun the only face that comes to mind is my daughters. So for this project she is my smiling sun.

The inside is still lacking and I am not sure what to add to this. Ideas?

Here is the embroidered back of the box. The next step is to find some images that this song brings to mind and add them to the out sides of the box.

The auction is right around the corner and each artist will have their own page on the website. When ours is up I will let you all know!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Yellow and Feathers

Miss us? Here is a quick update on the progress of our "3 Little Birds" cigar box altar. For the outside of the box I am going for the look of the front of a house. And since my husband refused to let me paint our house yellow I am painting my cigar box "house" a nice bright sunny yellow! Here is the first coat. Looks like it will take a few coats to get the color I want and then the windows and doors go on.

On the inside of the box I really went with the bird theme and found some feathers to add to the inside doors. I figured with all the bright yellow on the outside some neutral tones on the doors would work.

Next step is to somehow add the beautiful blue satiny cloth for the sky and come up with a tree and nest scene inside. With the deadline quickly approaching expect more updates soon!