Saturday, October 17, 2009

Shrine, mushroom, hearts

This is the third shrine I sent to Portland for the Day of the Dead show. I call it "Lost Loves" and it is dedicated to those I've loved and are now gone on into the great unknown. On Thursday I took my little shrines over to Syd and Carol's Art Clinic for a show and tell. It was great because I got some good feedback on this piece and lightened up the background and moved the heart up and forward. It helps so much to have another artists' eye look at your work and make suggestions.
This piece was made in a cigar box. I covered the doors and top with paper that I painted and stamped in a Traci Bautista class at Artfest. I hand dyed the velvet for the heart and the stitched "x's" are for those lost loves.
More mushroom tops....can you tell I have fun doing these?
And the wool hearts that will turn into ornaments soon....
And last night I hooked up some more of the little hearts for pins instead of working on the other things on my hooking list, like finishing up the cat I started last week. These are just so fun and easy to do.


Tara Ross Studios said...

oooh,,,I don't have one of your little hearts,,,,,,hint,,,hint....:)
Love them all!

You've been busy, makes me want to make a few shrines.


Rabbit Hill Creations said...

Mary, love your creations especially the lost loves!...awesome.

Marie said...

Your shrines are great! Do you ever
sell your little hooked hearts on Etsy?

folksmith said...

how i wish we lived closer. learning to rug hook has been something i've been wanting to do for years but have yet to find anyone who does it. looking at your creations puts me in a colorful mood. thanks!