Saturday, February 5, 2011

Then and Now... the Memory Keeper!

Work on the "Memory Keeper" began back in mid-November... starting out with a three-drawer jewelry box.
I finally have found the time to add some scrap-booking papers to the box "body" and sculpt that paper clay head he's been waiting for!
His eyes are a pair of vintage black shoe buttons.  His black derby is molded felt. His upper arms are wooden craft finials... he is patiently waiting for his hands!
I had this old pocket watch in my stash of "stuff." It seems to suit him and the whole notion of a "Memory Keeper"... as time goes by.
His head needs to be gessoed and painted. He will wear a rather dapper Victorian paper collar, and his hands need to be sculpted... and then he's just about ready to hold some memories!


  1. I'm always amazed and delighted with your creations. Each one is such a joy! I love this one--his hat, wings, the vintage elements. I've been thinking about memory/memories lately (actually posted about it this morning), so it was serendipitous to find The Memory Keeper this morning!

  2. Stunning....just love all of your work!

  3. Interesting image! I look forward to the end of the work. I love your work.

  4. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!