Patti Edmon Altered Attic: Have Heart

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Have Heart

A while back I won a shrine kit from the magnificent Kristin Hubick at Retro Art Cafe. If you aren't familiar with the Coffee Break packages, the Flaming Heart Milagro Shrine kit includes (3) 1/8" Masonite pieces, along with a small crown and cross, which I decided not to use in my design. After painting, stamping, drilling holes and other fun stuff, I glued the pieces together, further embellished, of course, and wire danglies. The finished piece measures roughly 5" x 4" with a 1" square opening - perfect for my message, have heart.

I sent the photo to Kristin and she entered it in the "I Love Retro Art Cafe" contest she has posted on Facebook. The deadline isn't until December 3rd, so there's still plenty of time to see just how much fun you can have with these nifty snap-apart kits. I just received the Baroque Door Shrine Kit (ATC sized) that I ordered, hoping to finish it before the end of the month.

Fall crocuses were just ahead of daylight savings time and enough wind to scatter the gorgeous color we've been graced with for several weeks. I already miss the beautiful trees and will ponder raking while I swish through the gold and russet colored carpet on the front lawn.

In the meantime, as the brisk chill brings spare time inside, I'm sure I'm not the only one planning for holidays and anticipating more studio time. And, the essential start to every day, a steaming mug of my favorite blend of fresh-roasted coffee - Big Blue - with a dash of cream. Yum. My darling husband, Jim, has been designing packaging (along with lots of other cool materials) for Coffee Times Coffee House, a Lexington-based, independent coffee roaster with uber-fresh product and, um, mail order service!


Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

Thank you so much for the lovely shout out and your piece is GORGEOUS! Can't wait to see what you do with the door kit!!! xoxo

Ann said...

love what you created with the shrine kit!it is a fabulous piece!!
i love Retro Cafe Art..she has so many wonderful items!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

gorgeous piece!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I have some milargos from Mexico and you have inspired me to step out of my comfort zone and make a small personal piece for my home studio. Peace, Mary Helen
Yours is so inviting.

La Dolce Vita said...

great shrine... and I am now drowning in leaves! x0

A Magical Whimsy said...

Thank you for visiting my blog, Patti~
I love what you created with the shrine kit.
I noticed you are a writer...have you been able to be published?
I have been working on three novels for a while... butlife got in the I had to set them aside, but now that things are pretty much back to normal (what IS a normal life? Ha!) Anyway, my brother, Troy Howell is a childrens book illustrator and author, his latest book being 'The Dragon of Cripple Creek', a down to earth tale that takes place in a gold mining town in Colorado. Which, Cripple Creek, Colorado does have the Molly Kathleen Gold Mine available with tours, which is where the story takes place. The book is available on Amazon books. Which I gave one of his books away in June as a giveaway for The Mad Tea Party hosted by 'A Fanciful Twist'. I love blog parties!
Have a lovely day!
Teresa in California

Gaby Bee said...

Your heart piece looks great, Patti! That's just my cup of tea:))

Have a good day!

bohemiannie! art said...

Way cool shrine and I love that mug!

amy said...

the shrine is wonderful - i am a Sucker for anything with dangly parts - i really love it.


Rein said...

Wonderful piece!

Jill Zaheer said...

It's been a while since I've had some time to sit back and relish my time reading my favorite blogs! What a wonderful shrine you've created- didn't know there are kits like this. I learn so much from reading your posts!! Gorgeous photo of those flowers as well!!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!! Jilly

My Vintage Studio said...

Wishing you a MERRY CHRISRMAS with your family & friends!
Hugs, Sharon


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