Category Archive: shrine

Oct 19

Spine Cavity Shrine

spine cavity shrine

I did this shrine earlier this year, in late spring, at the same time I did the copper queen shrine. I’ve been heavily influenced by Laurie Mika’s work, and I love her icon faces, even though I don’t much like using other people’s art in my work. So I decided to sculpt a face out …

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Jun 29

Copper Queen Shrine

copper queen shrine

 I started out just making a lot of pieces for shrine boxes. Making these boxes is a technique I learned from a book called “Creating Personal Shrines” by Carol Owen. Basically, you paint both sides of foamcore with acrylic (or gesso? Maybe gesso works too) and let it dry. Then you glue ricepaper to each …

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May 26

Mulberry Wands Cover Mockup Two

MulberryWands second mockup

Still working on the cover for Mulberry Wands. I looked up fonts and decided on this one, Gondola, from dafont. I readjusted the skulls so you could see them better, and photographed it again, but the skulls were too far back, so I made stands for them. That didn’t work either, so I pushed them …

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May 19

Day and Night Shrine

gold and blue celestial shrine

  I had prepared two shrine blanks to work on, and wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do with them, but I  knew that one of them had to involve this color combination of blue+apricot yellow/orange. I started by gluing the wooden frame (I mitered and glued them years ago out of extra wooden …

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Mar 18

Greenman Shrine

greenman shrine

  I have a small coterie of good friends who are kind enough to give me editing or copyediting feedback on my novels.  I try to give them some piece of art in exchange for their time.  Three of my fellow Clarionites (Clarion Writer’s Workshop, San Diego 2007) read my upcoming book MULBERRY WANDS and …

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