Tuesday, December 07, 2010

on the 7th day (a give-away)

Ruth Rae wrapped for her adorn group friends and lucky winner number 49
This little parcel...

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tsutsumi style  with painter t-shirt rags that I hand dyed a deep cranberry

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 followed by tea stained muslin bundled up with dyed cheese cloth topped with a turquoise heart stitched directly on. once this layer is untied you will find...

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counseled underneath a waxy paper layer bound with a rubber band that once removed revels the gift...

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and here you have my  5x4x2 inch interactive art blocks: collaged, painted and bound with wire...
there are 12 buttons to represent the 12 days of Christmas as well as a nod to the members of the group.

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dyed, stitched, stuffed and nailed:
The nails hammered into the wood along with the wire and the red dots hold a deeper meaning...
if you want to know a little more about my use of the 5 nails take a look here.
the twisted wire represents the crown of thorns and the red dots, the blood of Christ.

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hidden meaning in my art is a huge part of my creative process.
just as much as pushing myself to grow and try new things.

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the blocks were all sanded and distressed...

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"X", "O" and circled, singed and dated!

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the truth is that the thrill of doing a swap is seeing your labor pan out in numbers...

on the 7th day...

and as we all know there is great strength in numbers.

on the 7th day...

I thought you would like to look at how I gift wrapped my ornament, My son Brian helped me by filming these clips. Please Enjoy~



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18 comments:

Beatnheart said...

beautiful...

JoAnnA Pierotti said...

Dear Ruth,
What an amazing treat it was once again this morning opening up you ever so wonderful packaging and then the gift itself. Thank you so much. I blogged about it but loved reading more of the process here on your blog. I would love to know more of the hidden meaning.
Merry Happy Christmas.

connie said...

I am so loving your 12 days of gifts... I truly can not wait to see the next day! thank you for sharing this great gift exchange!
merry christmas!

Lisa said...

beautiful gifts..love the mixed media effect!

Cherry Ann Art said...

Deep Sigh ! - they are beautiful .

Poetic Artist said...

You are so creative and your art is always so beautiful.
Thanks for sharing

Pilar said...

Ruthie! First, your wrapping is always an inspiration. I love learning the techniques and process, which you always so generously share. I love my ornie. Faith and the words, "be aglow with the spirit" are specifically significant to my current situation. I also appreciate the arcane you infused in this particular piece to include the numerological significance of 5 and other hagiographa meanings. You rock, girlfriend!

Lynn said...

all so beautiful
all so cool
much enjoyed
thanks for sharing
somehow I felt like they were gifts for me
just from the watching
thanks again

Steph said...

ahhhh Ruth, what can I say... I wish I was receiving one of these beautiful gifts....I LOVE your art, bought your book and videos and adore your beautiful poetry dresses.....thanks for sharing ...

jenny said...

Oh my gosh Ruth... I LOVE it... WOW... so so gorgeous... and I love the symbolism of the 12 buttons...

Jenny x

Melissa David said...

Dear Ruth,
What a joy to receive another cherished ornament from you this year! I love it - it is so special and has such meaning. You are such an inspiration! Thank you for sharing a big piece of your heart with us again this year..God's
love and blessings to you and yours for a wonderful Christmas season.
XOXO
Melissa

Seth said...

These ornaments are great Ruth -- especially when all grouped together.

Seth said...

These ornaments are beautiful Ruth -- especially when all grouped together.

Danielle Muller said...

ok....L.O.V.E.

blessings,
danielle
www.thevintagedragonfly.com

Deryn Mentock said...

The wrapping was so much fun, Ruth...very inventive! And the ornament, outstanding and meaningful. Thank you!

cardinal arts said...

this is all just so beautiful - and what a fantastic idea -
love coming over each day to see what you have received
thank you for sharing all this with us!
__a

amow said...

Thanks for sharing in detail the process and thought behind your design and making. It's great to be able to take part in understanding the processing behind creating your works of art.

fanciful devices said...

I love them all lined up together, all the same and different at the same time. so precious, so full of beauty and love. sigh.