Saturday, August 10, 2013

Seal It and Add a 3-D Element

The last things I did before turning in the altar to the Celebration Circle was to seal the painting on the inside and gesso and stencils on the outside.

Taking a shell lei I had gotten during my last visit to Hawaii, I wrapped it up in some bookbinders white linen thread and used a flower designed carpet tack to attach it to the top. I painted the tack to harmonize with the white theme. Now the shells can swing gently!

It was hard saying good-bye to the altar but I am so glad I decided to do this.

Come visit this piece and 49 others at the Bijou Theatre Gallery in Wonderland Mall. It will be on exhibit the whole month of September. Silent auction bidding is open all month. On Septeber 30th, the auction will close, there is a reception, light buffet and special screening of a movie. Full details here: here


  1. Gina, this is really a lovely piece. I think the addition of the shell lei added the perfect finishing touch!

  2. Beautifully done! The exhibit will be wonderful!

  3. Thanks for popping by and commenting, Sharmon! You have a brilliant blog.

    Great encouragement and bows of thanks to you, Blue Sky :-)

  4. This is beautiful - it's like entering a different enchanted world!

  5. Thanks, Lyn. The great thing is that enchanted world really exists! It’s just down the road from my favorite childhood beach in Hawaii. My sister and I had the best vacation ever there several years ago. :-)