I just spent three wonderful days down in Boston with an 85-year old friend who has been supporting herself crafting for the past 50 years. I learned that her birthday is in a few days so I rushed home and made this shadow box depicting her craft room. while I was there, she was working on 'the dreaded Christmas balls' and fuming about it. So I had to make sure I had a box of them on the floor!
The painting on the upper left wall is a lot like those she does depicting local landmarks.
I adore miniature stuff but could not make this too small, as she had a stroke last year and it greatly affected her eyesight so she can no longer see small things. when I was there, I did lots of tiny work for her that she could no longer do. What a blast we had.
She was working with tweezers this week and kept dropping them in her trash where I had to hunt them down. So I also had to be sure to include her trash basket in this box!
thanks for looking! It was a rush job to get into the post on time for her to get it for turning 86, but I think it came out ok.