Monday, December 22, 2008

Cigar Box Shrine....the beginnings....

I do love creating Shrines.
This one will be included in a silent auction with the proceeds going towards the education of the children of Oaxaca.

I found a different looking cigar box and adhered metal findings to make legs on the box. Using apoxie sculpt and abalone shards, I have embellished the inside so that the lid remains upright.
The figure that I used is Our Lady of Guadaloupe made of brass, which I bought in San MIguel de Allende.
I've added antique trim and beads to it, and angel wings.
She will be placed within the box. Today I must do something with the outside of the box.......I just love creating Shrines.


Gufobardo said...

very beautiful! so different from our Madonna, so different! very interesting...She is like a pagan goddess and an italian Madonna...a new religion!
I hope I will have the time to work on a Shrine..but where can I find a cigar box???? I go to sleep, I have the plane Tuesday morning, ciao!

3rdEyeMuse said...

oh Marilyn! your shrine is already looking so wonderful - I adore that little brass LofG ... can't wait to see it all complete!

(shame on me - I haven't even begun)

Sue said...

Your imagination and creativity know no bounds!
What an inspiration you are
to us!

Joyous wishes to you and your family Marilyn for a
beautiful holiday!