Saturday, January 24, 2009

"Tribute"


I have finished my Shrine piece to help raise money to educate the street children of Oaxaca. 
Here is the link to tell you more about this event.  This shrine will be part of an online auction, happening in March 2009. 
The rules were:  
"One cigar box, a willing heart, favorite art supplies, and an afternoon changing the life of a child".

So here is the cigar box that I began with....
I took a brass "Lady of Guadaloupe" from my treasure stash, found in the magical town of San Miguel de Allende.  I embellished her with antique beading, brass wings, abalone shards and rhinestones.  And placed her inside of a Shrine created with abalone shards, tiny sea shells, antique netting and rhinetones....


Here is a link to the Cigar Box Shrine Gallery so you can see other Shrines that will be auctioned for this event.

10 comments:

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

this is nothing short of a knockout

brava!

I l*o*v*e it

Gufobardo said...

incredible, so Baroque! very interesting!!!!

3rdEyeMuse said...

Marilyn - your shrine is really quite stunning ... I know that your offering is going to make a major impact on raising much needed funds for the children. :)

rebecca said...

a visual feast!
thank you for your stunning contribution.

i cannot wait to see what all our efforts will raise for so many deserving children.

thank you for your post today.
now, the important work of getting the word out.

love,
rebecca

Lea said...

Beautiful Marilyn! I so love Oaxaca... this is such a good cause, and I am happy that this lady and shrine will touch many in so many ways...

Gail Lackey said...

Awesome shrine Marilyn! Congrats on your nice article in the new art doll quarterly! Two in a row whoo hoo!!
Hugz, gail

Lisa Gatz said...

It's breathtaking, Marilyn! Wonderful shrine.

Hugs,
Lisa

Shashi Nayagam said...

It is beautiful!!

robin dudley-howes said...

Marilyn...You are SO amazing! I had no idea. I know I have probably seen your work in some publications, but I didn't make the connection. Your blog banner is beautiful. Did you make those dolls? I literally said, "Oh my gosh" when I saw your site. Your dolls, the shrine...absolutely magical!
Robin

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.