Good Morning folks!
For this project, Wendy turned inexpensive raw pine shadow box from her local craft store into a touching homage to her Mom.
Take a look:
“I created this mini altered shadow box in tribute to my mother, Josie. She is truly an inspiration and an icon of beauty, endless love, dedication, support, and loyalty. I’ve always been in love with these vintage photos of her and made copies to use for this project. ”
Here is a close up so you can see two of the things I love about Wendy’s work: her ability to work with vintage materials and she her total ROCKAGE of Tim Holtz fragments in her work: (Yes, “rockage” is a word. I use it in Scrabble, so there!)
“I call my Mom ‘sassy diva’. She’s a lady who doesn’t look her age, someone of strength and independence who brings sparkle to those who meet her with her sweet personality. She is truly a beautiful soul who also can make you laugh as well. ”
“The embellishing really started to unfold as I thought of how I wanted to symbolize the story of my mother. If you look closely, the paper behind her mini photos is made from old recipes. She can cook some soul food that makes the soul jump through the roof! ”
“The mini thread spools & dress pattern symbolize her love for sewing. She makes the most amazing hand stitched quilts, clothes, embroidery and crochet. She even upholstered furniture back in the day. ”
“The flowers signify her amazing “green thumb” and the beautiful flower gardens in and around her home. I’ll always have memories of my Mom’s amazing love for flowers and how they are always picture perfect!”
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