As of late, I had gotten out of the habit of updating my Etsy site and of putting things on EBay to auction. So, this week I started to work on that. I had the pictures – my husband took them a month ago. I just needed to crunch them down and put them up. After two days in my Etsy shop, one of my newest shrines has just sold!
This is a Frida Kahlo postcard framed in one of my exclusive wooden shrine frames. I was experimenting with putting different ornaments on the tops of my shrines. I had this really nice flourish hanging around, so I glued it on there. It is painted a bright red-orange and embellished with wood appliques that are accented in yellow. The top crest sports a 3-D butterfly – a Punch Studio sticker – and there are butterflies on the insides of the doors. The image is under glass and surrounded by a coordinated border and sequins. The front doors have two more wooden appliques and I have added jewels to the door handles.
So, I am plugging away, trying to get things up for sale. Christmas is coming up, and I want to make sure that I have enought moolah to buy gifts! I also may be visiting a friend who just got a fellowship to work in Johannesburg, South Africa starting in January. That’s a long shot, but I am trying to think of it in terms of items sold – that would be about $1500 for airfare alone – so that’s gonna take some selling!