I think it’s quite lovely
Balsam wood box painted with acrylic paint. Glass beads and wax cord on the sides. Wooden beads for feet.
The front is a deccoupaged icon image from a lovely icon catalog. It’s the archangel Raphael, protector of travelers and pilgrims. A companion and guardian as we travel along our life’s journey. I might need to purchase some icon cards from that catalog for future projects.
The inside says “hope is your guide”. I thought a long time about what I wanted the words on this box to be. I wanted them to be something about hope. I pondered over lots of different things and even considered using just the word Hope. I descided against the later because of the recent political use of that single word by Obama. It’s not that I disagree so much with him as I just think it is a shame that a word like Hope has become a politicized word. I realized that in the end, what I wanted to say was related to Hope on our journey. Hope is your guide.
Hoping to set it free today!
UPDATE:: set free in Dillsboro Chocolate Factory. Second one in this place. You can see it here on the table with their public use computer 🙂
Oh, and of course, I bought some Ameretto Fudge while I was there!