Wednesday, March 4, 2009

dogwood / doodle


As many of you know I am taking a metalsmithing class, in an earlier post I shared with you the beginning stages of this little box with the dogwood blossom graphic. I have always liked what it represents - new life. Well the box is almost complete - Sunday I should be able to finish up the final sanding and polishing of it. I have to say I'm pretty pleased with it even though I have no idea I will use it for - it's very tiny. The instructor called it a "tooth fairy" box, but I obviously won't be needing it for that purpose. Any ideas what I could use it for? / a little doodle. "amor vincit omnia" was the theme for the painting "triumph of bacchus and ariadne".  and it means love conquers all, so i've been scribbling it everywhere (no i'm not a freshman in highschool) and drew it in my sketchbook. i scanned it and colored it in photoshop. just for fun.

12 comments:

Woman in a Window said...

Everyday is inspiring round you women, isn't it? Your box? Just to have it nearby, I think, would be special.

Char said...

I think the box should store wishes and kisses. (make teeny tiny notes and hold them there until they come true)

and I think the box is beautiful

simplyblogged said...

wow. metal? that box is adorable.

springtreeroad said...

i didn't know you were taking a metalsmithing class. that's wonderful!

not sure what i'd do with the box besides look at it. keep a roll of forever stamps in it?

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

That is so cute!

I would put wishes in there :o)

Puna said...

Wonderful talented mother and daughter! I'd hurt myself in a metalsmithing class.

Gayle said...

Your box is so pretty! I like Wayfaring Wanderer's idea of putting wishes in it!

Love conquers all...that's a nice thing to scribble everywhere!

giftsofthejourney said...

How about it we all send in a wish for you by email and you print them off and fold them up tiny and when you need a little help from your friends, you can reach in a take one as needed.

It's a beautiful box...

Jen said...

Oh my, the box, how sweet! I always love the little tooth fairy idea, but wishes and kisses sounds nice too. Or it could be a naughty box, when someone says something they shouldn't, they put some money in it.

Jewels said...

Wow, that is beautiful. I would put a special note in it and keep it in the china cabinet.

Andie said...

Love your dogwood tin and LOVE, "love conquers all".
Excellent.

ELK said...

chocolate...what else!! or perhaps some denim hearts....missed you! ELK

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