Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Boy Jesus, A Foreshadowing ShadowBox (assemblage, found object shadowbox)

It's been a busy week or so... lots of preparations for Christmas, and getting ready for year end things, bookkeeping wise, too.

One of the gifts I was going to give my friend, Deb, who I work with at Church, is this shadowbox. I love this picture, it's one I found in a large print in an old frame at Good Will. The original was about 18 x 22 inches. I took it to a photo place and had many images of various sizes made so I could use them in future assemblages and framed for gifts.

This one is in an 8 x 10 gold frame that I touched up with dots of a shimmery gold paint. The front of the shadowbox frame is from an old clock, and John made a back box that I painted & stained to match, glued the framed photo in place, then attached the frame and the box together with both glue and brackets.

The marble globe-looking piece fit well with what the boy Jesus is holding in his hand, and I added the crown at the top of it. The cross I painted gold and added the brass crucifix to it. Inside is also a small votive candle holder.

I gave this to my friend this morning, having spent most of the night finishing it and hoping the glue, epoxy, paint & stain would be dry in time... it was and Deb loved it! I do TOO, it was hard to not keep it for myself! *S*


Robin Arnold said...

It's just beautiful and touching, the thought and care you put into this piece. I would so love to watch you work some time, or maybe work together. Maybe someday when I'm visiting home? I still think you need to visit my dad's garage. It's a wonderland of stuff. So is the basement. Merry Christmas to you and your family. I am blessed to have connected with you again.

Maureen said...

Wonderful piece.

Merry Christmas. I'll look forward to continuing to follow you and your work in the New Year.

Roberta said...

Thanks Robin, let me know when you visit back here again! I bet my basement looks alot like your dad's..*L* Merry Christmas to you and Bob and the family, it's been fun catching up with you all on FB!!

Thanks Maureen, a very Merry Christmas to you too, and I look forward to following your work as well! xoxo