10/26/10

Mixed Media Monday...

This mixed media challenge theme was: Shrine.
I used a small vintage plastic statue of the Virgin Mary which a very nice lady gave to me at an antique show she was selling at. She said she was waiting on a very special person to give it too... lucky me :-) I painted and covered the little statue with glitter and placed pink roses at her feet. Please note that there is NO sacrilegious offense implied here... Here is a close up of my little shrine ~I used a small scrolled wooden base that I distressed to have it fit in with all my other distressed stuff in my house. I added a glass dome to keep the dust off of it-- cause I am just to busy doing fun stuff to dust! I love how this turned out. My caute little shabby-chic shrine to the Virgin Mary~

10 comments:

Carol said...

Beyond beautiful!

Kristin said...

Oh my goodness! She is so beautiful - you had me at that pink glitter'd dress . . .YOU are always such an inspiration - and check out those followers! 400! Way to go . . .
BTW, I was thinking of the time you said you wanted to paint faces? You may want to consider looking into Willow's free online class - even if you sign up for the tutorials - you would LOVE it and there are already over 1,000 people signed up!
Happy Wednesday, Kristin xo

Fabric Art said...

Oh Ceryl your shrine is so beautiful, love the glitter on Mary.
Anni

Rosie said...

Very pretty Cheryl! I don't think it's offensive at all, though there's always a risk when "religion" creeps into your artwork!!

~*~Patty S said...

Lovely Virgin Mary shrine, it really looks like it was always meant to be like that.
oxo

Jingle said...

Your shrine is beautiful!

ArtSnark said...

love the palette & sparkles - both relaxing & a bit glam :D

Michelle said...

This is amazing! I wish I had a dome handy!

WW said...

Very cute, love the glitter.

mixedmediamadness said...

Beautiful, Cheryl - I am sure the lady who gave you this would be thrilled to see what you created with it! Diane