Friday, March 21, 2014

Adventures and abandonments

First thing's first.

My friend is moving away to become the event coordinator for a polar bear habitat. I know. Isn't that the craziest dream job title ever? Anyway, I made her this little brooch to send her off with a sweet 'goodbye and good luck!' as she embarks on her new adventure.

The supplies come from Alpha Stamps... go... look at all the pretty things... make stuff!

The quote is her favourite, from a poem by J. R. R. Tolkien in The Lord of the Rings. Here is the full text:
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.
Now on to the abandonments. If you aren't familiar with art abandonment, the nitty gritty is this: make something then leave it for a stranger to find. It can be a lot of fun and a very freeing experience. The group I belong to is HERE on facebook.

I haven't participated in a while but I picked up this bunch of frames from the thrift shop, gussied them up and filled them with little collages. This weekend they'll be hidden here and there with a tag, waiting for lovely curious people to pick them up and take them home. Here's the finished pieces...

Hopefully they'll each find a nice home.