Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Shrine was a joy in the making

A few weeks ago I posted about the shrine auction  for the Oaxaca Street Children grassroots.
Here is my shrine when it was about 1/2 way complete. It does not look like this anymore.
A 10 inch nail, copper tubing, and fused glass sacred heart,
wound together with copper wire, make up the cross.
This is the base of the shrine I made. The attic has cellophane roses and marigolds.
There is a tin roof.

The completed version  has a beautiful glowing Our lady of Guadalupe on the wall behind the cross.
She is wearing a dark blue cloak surrounded with gold rays. Her face divine.
There are more embellishments, nails, bolts, rusty bits on all sides of the finished shrine.

Stay tuned. Reveal of this finished shrine and all of the shrines to be auctioned will be in about 2 weeks.

Shrine Auction starts May 1.
All proceeds go to the Oaxaca Street children grassroots.
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  1. what can I say? I want it? :) xoxo

  2. Gemma I can see that your heart was in this one.
    I miss AZ..I'm freezing..Whaaaa..sniff sniff.

  3. beautiful, beautiful. Can't wait to see the finished pieces!

  4. Your shrine -- half finished -- is beautiful. I can't wait for the reveal!

  5. This is looking spectacular! Looking forward to seeing all the completed shrines...mine too! best get busy :)

  6. this is so beautiful...I WANT TO BID NOW!!

  7. oh gemma!!!
    lovely and so soul stirring! i am so very pleased you joined in this year.
    i am looking forward to meeting you....i am going to let you know the next time we aim ourselves south.

    prescott is expecting snow for the next two days!

  8. how delightful!