December 29, 2011

coffre des affirmations

The New Year is looming before me.  It's a clean slate and I want to make the most of it.  I created this Chest of Affirmations to remind myself to be kind not only to others but to myself as well.

Whenever I feel sad or unsure of myself, I can open a drawer and pick out an affirmation - oh joy!



A base coat of gesso applied to 6 drawer chest then several coats of acrylic paint were applied sanding between coats; rubber stamped around the sides and top.  Wings made of a metal Christmas ornament - no easy task separating it into two pieces - but so perfect, don't you think?!  (I used Apoxie Sculpt for the first time and really like that stuff.)

The head is needle sculpted cotton t-shirt; alpaca for hair; crown made of paper-fabric and bling.

The drawers are stuffed with plenty of affirmations, ink-jet printed and aged.

This piece is a keeper - I love it so!

-Frames from DesignerDigitals
-Kim Klassen Textures

Linking to:

Pink Saturday
Texture Tuesday
Creative Exchange
Katherine's Corner
What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday
It's a Hodgepodge Friday
Inspire Me Fridays





40 comments:

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

What a great idea! A chest of affirmations! I am a new follower through the Blog Hop and hope you will come by and follow me as well...I started my own affirmations and goals for 2012 in a post yesterday! Have a wonderful Thursday!!

bohemiannie! art said...

Not only is it gorgeous...it's also a great idea!

Shazsilverwolf said...

That is such a fab idea- i can see that catching on.Hope you had a good Christmas and have a Happy New Year, Shaz

bridgetstraub.com said...

That's a great idea.

Jenni said...

Love what you did to the chest, very creative.
Jenni

Julia Dunnit said...

What a marvellous idea, I love it! The wings were totally worth the effort, but mostly I love that it's full oflittleaffirmations..so important!

Katherines Corner said...

This is an inspired idea. I love it! A box of affirmations. An Affirmation a day keeps the blues away Thank you for linking up at Thursday Favorite things at Katherines Corner xo

JTWisdom said...

What a great idea, the chest looks beautiful.
Bloghop Thursday.

BlackPumpkin said...

What a great idea!! I had something similar when I owned my shop. My customers could draw an affirmation from a bowl and keep it. :))
Happy New Year!!

May said...

WOW, what a great idea, Love it, Happy 2012, Hugs May x x x x x x

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Now that is the way to start off the new year ... may yours be blessed, healthy and prosperous!

Melissa said...

So cute and whimsical. HPS!

MaggieC said...

What a lovely idea to have those affirmations to cheer yourself up. Have a wonderful New Year full of good health, happiness and fun. Maggie #49

LV said...

Something we all should try. It will be easier for you having that little chest to put them in.

jennspeacornpopnuts.com said...

Great idea. The chest itself is adorable. I especially love the little heart tacked onto the drawer. Happy Pink New Year Saturday! Thanks, Jenn

Michelle said...

Love it, if decide to give it up, you know where to send it. What a great idea for those affirmations! Lovely textures..love what you're doing lately with them. Happy New Year Pat.

Ms. Burrito said...

Soo pretty!

My PINK, please come and see. Have a happy new year!

Lui said...

Pat, this is such a wonderful chest! I made one like it in blue-green finish and painted red on the inside drawer. Now if only I can find that mini chest and stuff it with affirmations like you!

Ann said...

Your creativity astounds me, this chest is so gorgeous. I look forward to see what you do in 2012. Happy New Year.

Nancy said...

Always in awe of the artist. Wonderful! Happy New Year!

Lorraine said...

Lovely chest!! Happy New Year!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Now that's what I call creativity! Happy New Year!

Blessings,
Sandi

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday and best wishes for a very happy New Year. Thank you for making Pink Saturday special. I count you among my blessings.

I love this idea - and it is fabulous. I'll be happy to affirm that I think you are wonderful.♥

Crissy said...

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Kia said...

Ciao Pat! Wishing you much joy and good fortune in 2012! Will be back in a few days to catch up with your entries :)

Fibra Artysta said...

How wonderful!

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, what a fabulous piece!!! And I love the concept of the affirmations--it is so perfect!
Happy New Year--I hope it is fantastic!!!
XO
Cindy

Coleen said...

Really cute Pat. Thanks for sharing it with us on AB group. I think it is fine to share more than just books. I mean, art is art.
Happy New Year to you and yours,
Coleen in Ukraine

PS - Following you here, hope you'll come by and follow on mine.
www.vintageterrace2.blogspot.com

lisa said...

It is so nice to meet you Pat, and welcome to The Creative Exchange. I absolutely love the idea of your affirmation chest, and the chest itself is just beautiful!

Thank you so very much for sharing today at The Creative Exchange.

Have a great day!

lisa.

Dorian Susan said...

Amazing collage images. I love them. Just starting to dabble in collage myself. Don't know what I'm doing which makes it truly a collage-I kind of think that's the point. Beautifully processed as well. Happy New Year.

Ruth said...

That's a great idea Pat, I love your creations but hope you don't ever feel the need to open one of the drawers :)

Coleen said...

Pat, thanks so much for following and commenting on my blog. I love your art dolls. Going off to explore more now. Hope you have a great 2012.

Coleen in Ukraine

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

What a cool piece. What a great idea. Happy New Year. V

Evelyn S. said...

You are a terrific artist...and a wonderful photographer!

bailey-road.com said...

Wonderful craftsmanship and photography! Such a cool project!

Daniella said...

I LOVE what you did with that little chest! The wings are beautiful!
You should be good to yourself! It is a wonderful idea to have some positive affirmations close. We all need to give ourselves a pep talk every now and then!
Happy New Year!
xxDaniella

Merike said...

Wow! That looks very, very beautiful. Doll face are so interesting :)

Revelle Taillon said...

Wow what a great piece. definitely a keeper!

Jeanne said...

A chest of affirmations! What a great idea!!

Mel Cole said...

nice creation you got. Hope to see you in my Pink Saturday entries one and two. Happy New Year!