I will cover the styrofoam ball with paper clay... I'm not planning on inserting eyes, but rather, painting them on the face. The temporary "halo" is from a dismantled solar walkway light! Tsk! Tsk!
The arms of my "keeper" are once again, wooden craft finials (for which I have this weird affinity it seems). I base-coated the old black lacquered finish with Krylon outdoor/indoor primer... it works like a dream! The game plan is to cover the entire box-body with vintage and scrap-booking papers. I have three metal book plates (one for each drawer) that I will eventually add and then insert labels in.
Ahhh... the wings? I'm trusting that at just the right moment; inspiration will come knocking at my door and I will know how to finish them (perhaps a bit of modeling paste to add some interesting texture?) The wings are cut from 1/8 inch craft plywood and I have attached them to the box-body with small metal hinges and screws... for a bit of whimsical movement!
I came across this 14 inch high three drawer black lacquered jewelry box at the Glassboro Goodwill Store... it was marked $7.00.
I knew in a moment that those three drawers were destined to hold keepsakes–– guarded by the Memory Keeper.
I envision an art doll that will hold treasured keepsakes, from the past. For me, the inspiration came in part from a children’s bereavement workshop that I attended six years ago. The instructor, Virginia Frey, introduced us to the concept of creating a “memory box.”
A simple box filled with small objects that carry special significance and meaning! Over the next several weeks... I will post photos of this work in progress! Blessings... Daryle