Monday, April 4, 2011

This was a project I did as part of an artist group called "Inmyvintageroom" and yesterday we all met and displayed our mystery boxes. It was wonderful seeing what everyone did with their box. The results were amazing. I always find that getting together with these ladies is inspirational and makes me want to go right home and start something based on what someone else has done. Of course by the time I get home I'm too tired to start something but always think "Maybe tomorrow". Sometimes I do and sometimes I just wait until the time is right or the inspiration comes back to me. I definately enjoy the companionship of these women and always look forward to our times together. The objects I used in my box were mostly from collecting over several years. The floral background is because I love nature and my favorite times are those spent outdoors with nature. The other objects are all things I enjoy working with. The square with the window over it is actually an indication that I have always wanted to live an elegant lifestyle but it has always been beyond my ability to get there. This is ok as I am very comfortable where I am and it's far from elegant although I do have some very elegant objects in my home. Not many, but a few. The rest of the boxes are because I love sewing and the beach and the cross means I have faith and believe faith is the key to being happy in life. This was a fun project and I am thinking now of how I can do another box of a different theme in the future.

3 comments:

  1. Hi Peggy. I love your secret treasure box. I clicked on the photo to enlarge it and really enjoyed poring over all your tiny objects. I admire the way you really "soul-searched'' to find the themes that are meaningful to you and then how you found the tiny treasures for the case/ box.

    Love it.

    What might you do another time? I could see a family history, with old sepia photos, bits of lace & ribbon, a dried rosebud, a key...a love letter?

    love

    lizzy

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  2. Hi Peg,

    I just wanted to tell you again how awesome your box is. It looks good on your blog as well. Good photography.

    Melanie

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  3. Peggy! Your mystery box is awesome! It was fun checking out each section. Your style and touches bode well for everything that you do! xxoo

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