I have been busy working on yet another art kit however; this one is a little bit different.
I am flattered that so many wanted this kit but I am sorry to say that it is not for sale.
My daughter has written her name on this one. Because of the family trinkets or tiny heirlooms
that were placed in this kit I will wrap it with love, put it under the Christmas tree and yes I will put her name on the tag.
I also got an email that took me back a little at first….
Questioning me why that is art…
And also stating anyone could do that ….
I do not think of the kits I put together as art but as design…
Second, yes, anyone can do it and I hope that one of my kits will inspire someone to put one together.
I know many online friends from my doll groups love this idea because their have pieces of lace and ribbon that they cannot bring themselves to use. Displaying them in a presentation box is a way of using and saving treasured bits and pieces. A kind of bake your cake and eat it too…
However, on others I have logged many hours. Somerset still has one of my kits (a little peek below) that
I put together last summer and it took a very long time for the final product, a hundred plus hours.
I wish I took more pictures of the process. Pictures I take along the way I use to help me remember what I like together and what I do not like, I am bad at taking pictures during the process. I have a new appreciation for those that record their work for us to see
as well for those who post tutorials.
My latest kit has also taken many hours. The time has not been spent with what goes in the kit but how the items are displayed and decorating the box. After the first few hours, I discovered something about this
particular kit…, which I will share with you at a later date.
“Like a morning dream, life becomes more and more bright the longer we live, and the reason of everything appears more clear. What has puzzled us before seems less mysterious, and the crooked paths look straighter."~Jean Paul Richter, German Novelist, 1763-1825