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[23 Jul 2010|02:10pm]

[ mood | pleased ]

The Octopus Shrine.

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[14 Mar 2010|10:49am]

[ mood | accomplished ]

The Shrine of Hathor. This was made for a friend's mother, and the only prompt was that she likes cows. It just so happens she loves Egyptology as well.

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Traveling Altars [06 Dec 2009|01:29am]

[ mood | sleepy ]

This is an entry I just did for pimp_my_altar and a fellow member suggested I post it at this community as well. I hope you enjoy it.

My home is comprised of many different altars. I have my working altar, my goddess dedicated altar, my altar to deceased furkid, my altar to deceased father.....you name it, somewhere in my house are little erected sacred spaces.

However, not all of them are stationary.

I present to you my little traveling Writer's Altar.Collapse )

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Beautiful Maladies ... [09 Jun 2009|08:35am]


this is a miniature shrine inspired by the work of michael demeng. i call it "Beautiful Maladies".
measurements 8 inches [h] x 4.5 inches [w] x 2 inch [d]
i've incorporated the following into this piece:
wood, ephemera, beads, resin, acrylic paint, crackle paint, brass findings, toothpicks, brass nails, charms, foam
comes ready to hang.
signed by the artist on back.

[click here for etsy listing]
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Black Cat [07 Jun 2009|08:24pm]

[ mood | accomplished ]

I finished a Black Cat shrine, dubbed "Chateaux Bast."

The Black Cat

EDIT - I seem to be having web page fail. It's not loading for most people. I'm working on this. Thanks for your patience!

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Art-studio "Sphera" [04 Jun 2009|03:58pm]

Welcome to our web-site http://studiosphera.com/eng/index_eng.html!

We present exclusive handmade and hand-painted products. Each article or design is unique. We are currently planning to increase the assortment of our products, as well as the variety of designs.


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Shrine of the Phoenix II [17 May 2009|10:49am]

There are eight photos behind this cut of the Shrine of the Phoenix - I've added ALT functions for those of you using screen readers. I need another cup of coffee.

Here ya go...Collapse )
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matchbook assemblage art ... [18 Feb 2009|03:19pm]

home match1-b daydream-b

for sale in my etsy shop
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First pocket shrine [16 Feb 2009|10:51am]

Hello, love the work on this site, so fancied trying my hand at a small shrine. This one is nearly done, and sits on my altar as a small homage to the folk devil or 'man at the crossroads'.
You've all got me looking for more material now! :)

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[06 Feb 2009|09:57pm]

Giraffe Shrine

The animal lives beneath layers of fashion, art, and fetishism.
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Shadow Box Game II: Brooklyn Bridge [14 Jan 2009|03:29pm]

The second of my Newsies-inspired playable shadow boxes.

Fake cut: ( More pics and explanation )
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miniature shrines ... [13 Jan 2009|10:37pm]

thanks for all the comments on my last post :)
here are two new ones ...

"La Pistola y El Corazon"

La Pistola y El Corazon

paying homage to two of my favorite artists, Michael Demeng and George Yepes. this is a miniature matchbox nicho shrine with nod toward colonial mexican art and the whimsical. comprised of the following:

acrylic paint, crackle paint, matchbox, screws, bolts, rusting agent, religious ephemera, charms, wood, brass findings, clock coil and wheel

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miniature shrine [11 Jan 2009|04:34pm]



inspired by michael demeng
miniature shrine [6" x 4.5" x 1.5"]
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In New York. [03 Dec 2008|01:31pm]

I made this last year, and only now did it occur to me to post it here.

This is...almost a pocket shrine, I think, in that it's a very small (the glass is 4" square) shadow box, filled with dozens of pictures I gathered relating to Newsies and turn-of-the-century New York.

I also wanted to make it playable.

( Follow the fake cut for explanation and more pics... )
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Smoothing out tin tops [01 Dec 2008|05:03pm]

I'm planning my first pocket shrines (thanks to the wonderful info in this community) and I have a question. I would like to use mint tins as they are just a great size and it will put my empties to good use, but I would like to find a way to take the slightly raised parts of the tin tops (like where it says Altoids in raised letters) and make the top even instead. Any suggestions? I somehow think beating it with a hammer won't have the effect I'm looking for (hmm, might be interesting though). Is there anything I can put on top of it that would have the effect of putting a smooth layer over what is there already? Thanks!
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Sum Quod Eris [09 Oct 2008|02:58pm]

[i am what you will be]

this took approximately 12 excruciating hours to complete over the course of two days. i just finished it last night, it was due today for lawndale art center's annual dia de los muertos exhibit.

Sum Quod Eris

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here's the entire set of photos [click].


p.s. i know this isn't pocketsized. please feel free to delete or tell me to delete it. :(
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First ever! [21 Sep 2008|10:54am]

[ mood | chipper ]

So I've been watching this community for a while, and I really love the idea of pocket shrines. It took me a while to find suitable tins though.

Last night I made my first shrine, though I still have to decorate the outside of it. Anyone have suggestions for gluing to the metal so it doesn't pull off? I also spray painted it, so it has a coat over just the shiny metal surface.

If you want to have a peek, here's the inside of my shrine.

Faerie goodness hereCollapse )

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Cancer, the Crab [12 Sep 2008|08:29pm]

[ mood | productive ]

You know how LJ works - click the pics for larger versions! Hope you like it - it's the second Astrology Shrine. Not sure what sign is next, but I'm working on it. :)

More pics behind the cut!Collapse )
A round tin with blue and silver paper, a knotwork cutout moon, and some natural fiber paper like a web or cloud.
Inside Lid
The inner lid is lined with blue and silver mulberry paper. The Celtic moon is cut from gunmetal paper and highlighted, and I added torn decorative paper and a small shell.
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miniature shrines [28 Aug 2008|11:27am]



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[from L-R: Memento Mori,
He Not Busy Being Born Is Busy Dying, Believe]

Assemblage Shrines

Approximately 6 inches tall

mixed media

inspired by Michael DeMeng

created by Julie Zarate

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My pocket shrine [25 Aug 2008|02:17pm]

So, yesterday I posted at another community about having limited space for an altar in my college bedroom. I got many great suggestions from everyone and I decided to try my hand at a pocket shrine. Since the rosary and Our Lady are very important to me, I made that my theme.

Taken with my cell phone, so I apologize for the qualityCollapse )

Just a wee little shrine, not too crafty or original, but it works for me. :D

X-posted to pimp_my_altar
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