Whatever happened to my project goal – one shrine per chaRActer? Once I broke my own rule and made a first RLRA for Linda60, the resistance was broken – as proven by the Photoshoot RA for Alyssa. Now there’s no going back. And there is no excuse for the one I
designed dreamt up for Richardiana. It helped a great deal, that her parcel bribed me with my much coveted peanut puffs, and lots of local goodies from her home country, a place that I had been to on holidays many, many years ago…
Many, many thanks for that, Richardiana!
And now, that I have actually received so many parcels from all over the world – North America, Australia, Europe – the shrines have actually become a whole fandom experience. Because in them are bits and pieces from other fans, that they have gifted me to put into the shrine. So if you are a recipient of a shrine, you do not only get RA’s likeness in them, or my creativity, but also little souvenirs of your fellow-fans. How cool is that?
Maybe those of you who have sent me crafty stuff or tins or stickers will recognise your items in the shrines? I think that is really neat, don’t you? They are shrines to the fandom as much as to the subject who is enshrined in them. So maybe one or two of you will spot an item of yours in the first image I am going to show you of Richardiana’s RLRA RAPS:
The romantic scene has been set – pink ribbons and roses… Inspiration works in mysterious ways. What often does it for me is seeing the things that I have in my stash and finding a way to incorporate them in my shrines. Kathy, who has been a most generous supporter of RAPS Inc. had sent me a ton of tiny satin roses. I blame her for this:
I recently read some harsh words about that particular photo of RA. I think the name “Burt Reynolds” was mentioned. Ouch. But then again, this particular image for some reason does things to me. Namely – it makes me smile with irony, because if this incarnation of RA doesn’t lend itself for a bed of roses, then what does? Remember, the tongue is always firmly in cheek with these shrines… That is why you also may listen to this song as the appropriate soundtrack…
The words can be removed (they are magnets), but Richardiana is stuck with my image of RA and an Ascroft and a Dunn.
Could be worse, I guess.
As a little glimpse into my way of working, I can give you a peek into my notebook. This is how the shrine design started out:
Definitely not a painter *ggg* But the gist of it is there, so that I don’t forget my plans.
Hope you have enjoyed this frilly, lacy shrine. As I said to Richardiana bts – “The whole heart and sparkly flower overdose is usually not my playing ground at all. I am Miss Minimalism, usually. I don’t like frills and the like, but I put them into the shrines as a way of overemphasizing the adoration, thereby distancing myself from it. They are meant to be fun, and anyone who thinks that I or the owners of the shrine pray to them, need their head examined. They are a toy, possibly a talisman that spreads a bit of light-hearted fun and positivity, but there is no danger here that I am trying to express a cult or something…”
Happy Sunday and lots of love ❤