Yippee and yea! Words of the day!
I have completed one of the boxes for my bears&boxes series that I have been working on for what seems like ages. I started this one last fall and got stuck for whatever reason. I put it aside and turned my attention to other things. I would say when I left it, it was 50% done – or maybe 35%. I never seem to remember to factor in making the bear that goes along with them.
Anyway, this is it:
A Day at the Beach
This is the front. I found the shells last August when my husband and I were there for a nice weekend visit. I had no idea at the time how they would factor into my work.
This is the box opened. What follows are some of the details.
The left side.
Overhead, among the clouds, a plane pulls a banner that reads:
One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach -
waiting for a gift from the sea.
~Anne Morrow Lindbergh
And below – sand castle, shells, sand filled bucket, and Mama’s best silverware for digging in the sand.
On the right side are places in the sand where the tide has left imprints of the bear’s feet and a bottle with a message inside
that rests in a puddle of water.
Overhead another plane pulls a banner that reads:
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
Finally, the little beach bear with armature in his arms clutching his inner tube waiting for the next big wave to come in. Oh, he’s not going to ride any waves. He just likes to jump over them!
Whew! Since I started with a rhyme, I’ll end with one too.
Now it’s onto other things - magical ones like fairy wings.