I wanted to share with you what I created about a month after my Mom passed this year. This piece just came to me one day and I feel like she inspired it. I was tearing up making it, part of my grieving process. This is an altered cigar box that I had for years but never knew what I wanted to do with it. I knew it was a special box and I didn’t want to mess it up. The thing I liked about this box was the sliding cover to close an open this piece. This has become a treasured piece in my home that I just can’t part with. It’s in my studio on a shelf and I know that I can look at it and grab whatever I need for that day.
I knew even though my mom is gone she is still with me in spirit, heart, how I raise my own daughters and I know she would want me to have all of these special things in my life. A mother’s love is never truly gone even when she is. She will always be a part of me and I will see her again one day in Heaven. This is my little medicine cabinet. These special things are: Love, Joy, Faith, Wisdom, Courage and a dash of Luck. This piece has a lot of heart and soul.
I altered this piece to look very vintage, I put the date 1908 just because. I’ve included bits of paper, canvas, paint, buttons, stickers, bottles, jewelry, micro beads, pearls as well as a broken piece from a pair of vintage reading glasses to see things closer. I hope you enjoy this piece as much as I do. Feel free to ask or comment on it.