Saturday, February 21, 2009
Here is a picture I took of a spot we like to go to in a coastal town about 45 minutes from us. The town is Cambria. I am sure I will post more pictures once spring hits and we get out there. We have many great memories of going to the gardens and beach with my mom. Her 2nd anniversary of her passing is coming up in July. I can't believe how fast time passes! So much is missed of her. She was the kind of person to inspire many to continue trying and never give up, until you reach your goals! We will save a place in our hearts to follow our heart's desires until our dreams are reached!
Here is a larger photo of the shadow box. It has a vintage heart, cherib, feather, spool of silver thread and antique iron all of which belonged to my mom. She loved collectibles and broaches.
This shadow box was a re purpose of an old shadow box with a flower arrangement in it. I dissembled and sanded down the frame. I spray painted the frame, backing and matte board. I took a photograph of my daughter from a performance and altered it by rubbing with sandpaper, using stamps and paints. I slanted the glass so I had a space to put my mixed media. These pieces belonged to my mom ( she has passed away) . I put a message she would give to us "follow your heart" on the photograph in pen. I was pleased with the outcome. It really evoked a message with meaning for me. I used purple and gold to represent a royal and heavenly feeling to her memory.