Sometimes it takes a specific project to get me arting again, then when I get into it, I remember how much I enjoy it.
A friend in my internet art group recently lost her husband, and the group decided we would each make her something, send all the items to one lady, and she packaged everything together as a group gift. It got delivered today, so I can show you my contribution.
I wanted to do something in the style of the canvases I enjoy doing, but I didn’t want to do anything to hang on the wall. I thought maybe a box to put some of her memories of him in might be a nice token.
I started with a wooden cigar box sent to me by another of the ladies in our group (thanks, Susan!) It had a shiny finish, so I started by sanding it.
At this point I fell down on the photo front. I painted the inside, and covered the outside with torn book paper and scrapbook papers, painted, it, added a few stickers, did some chalking…and ta-da! A fancy box…
The beachy theme is because it is her happy place..like mine!
I wanted to make the box a little inspirational, so I added some sayings around the sides…
And, I finished off the inside with scrapbook paper to make a nice container for some special notes or cards or photos that are important to her.
I hope she enjoys filling it as much as I loved making it.