It has been pretty much exactly three months since I posted the last shrine. I had a look at my calendar to find out what was holding me back – apart from apparent lack of muse. Mostly my day-to-day life with much but also fulfilling work, family obligations and visitors. But it also seems as if I racked up a good bit of travel time, which took me away from the shrining bench. Since mid-August, I spent 5 days in London at the beginning of September, then had a week’s holiday in Greece, went home to Germany for 5 days at the end of October, and shortly after crossed the Atlantic for a week in New York. But no more excuses – it was finally time to do some shrine work again (and a huge, embarrassing apology at this point to someone who is still to see her custom RAPS from the latest charity auction. Not forgotten!).
Tuesday is a light-weight day for me, when it comes to work, and so I fitted in a couple of shrines last week. This one was due for someone who has been performing some kind fan-to-fan service to me, and since Claudia had asked me to bring back a LLL flyer for her from New York, I decided to take the opportunity and throw a little surprise into the shipment.
Claudia went on the New York pilgrimage, too, so I thought she would appreciate this tin which I picked up in Germany over the summer. The theme for her RAPS was clear to me from the beginning. Since Claudia has taken many great photos of RA at various SDs, she is a bit of a serial shooter. Here is my riff on the “shooting” theme:
I wanted this to have a double-meaning – shooting star Richard and shooting (pictures) of the star – but in hindsight this may look a bit violent… Maybe Claudia can cover the word “(the)” with a little star-shaped sticker… Not sure whether this is her favourite photo of RA, but it is one of hers and I liked that he almost looks into the camera.
Since she took her photos at the LLL SD, a picture of RA in that context had to go into the bottom. I chose this one, from the rehearsal stills.
I guess I don’t have to explain. Sigh. No candles – for the simple reason that I did not want to destroy the lid with the collage of New York.
Once again, many many thanks for your kind sharing of fan essentials, Claudia. I much appreciate it – you are a star, too, and I hope this little tin is a fun and happy reminder of a great trip and a great occasion for fangirl feelz and plenty of pretty pictures.