Assemblage and Altar
A dear friend gifted me with some type and ad. blocks from her family's collection and I've been looking for a type drawer ever since...yesterday I found one and got to spend a very happy afternoon arranging type and illustration blocks in the drawer. This will also give me easy access so I can start using some of them in my fiber work.
I'm also working on a Day of the Dead Altar (yeah, I know I'm either late or very early) for our friend darrell. I've also got a reliquary I'll be putting in it that will contain some of darrell's ashes and the 7 treasures of Buddhism. The list of 7 seems to vary depending on translations but the ones I have are on most of the lists...gold, silver, amber, coral, pearl, lapis lazuli and garnet...
So far I have the altar mostly covered with a soft gold metallic paper and I have a framed photo of darrell, a small buddha statue, abalone disk and the reliquary. I'm going to be adding some fine ribbon to the unfinished edges and a beaded curtain and a small skeleton and/or skull milagro. We've set the date for scattering his ashes next month and I want it to be finished by then.