Saturday, October 25, 2008

Shrine from Raeven's Nest Art Retreat

Last weekend, October 16-19, I attended the first ever Raeven's Nest Art Retreat in historic Cedarburg, Wisconsin. The weather was glorious, an almost perfect weekend weather wise. I took three classes, spent a lot of time with my friends, and enjoyed every minute of the weekend. The most ambitious project was creating a shrine with Lauri Mika as instructor. The class was challenging, exciting, and ultimately fulfilling as I was able to make and complete (not always something that happens!) a beautiful shrine.

The shrine is made of handmade and colored polymer clay tiles, glass and mirror tiles, and assorted findings including buttons, charms, and other miscellaneous things. It is all glued down to a square wooden frame. The picture below shows the shrine in process. After making and decorating tiles, we began to assemble the shrine in order to work on placement of the tiles, figuring out what else we needed to create for the finished project. Although I give away the majority of things I make, this will be staying here with me!!!!

Next year the Raeven's Nest Retreat will be held the third weekend of October
- hope to see you there!


Carol said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the colors, the various textures, and the embellishments. Beautiful piece of art!!!!!

Carolyn said...

Maggi, your shrine is incredible. I love the blues and all of the embellishments. It is a gorgeous piece of art. How fortunate you could attend and make this piece.


Bonnie said...

Looks like the retreat was a successful weekend!

Where are you going to put your shrine???

Rena Sawatski said...

Lovely piece Maggi. Love the colours you chose, Looks like all of you had a great time at the retreat.

Adrienne Goodenough said...

Absolutely fabulous. Love the colours and textures, the whole piece is beautiful.

WendyK said...

A fabulous piece of work. Love all the texture and colours

Craftgirl said...

Love this Maggi. I can see a lot of work went into it. A lovely keepsake.

Carol C

Musing said...

Hello Maggi,
I just found your blog! I love your shrine- so colourful and interesting. I'm into colour in a big way these days. Don't do much oriental art anymore but I still follow OSA and what old friends are doing

Marg Byrne