Happy Easter everyone!
I have an Easter egg for you. The inspiration has been flowing recently. This year I am determined to finally round off the current 100 shrines
and create vol. 3 of my Art of Shrining book series. And the result of the inspo will be raffled off to one lucky reader. The usual shebang – leave me a comment and you are in the draw for the shrine. I’ll let randompicker draw the winner on Tuesday, 19 April 2022, after 11pm GMT. It’ll be a late Easter gift, but I’ll send it to the winner, anywhere in the world 🐣.
No video today, but here’s another insight in my way of working:
The actual crafting of a shrine is always preceded by a rather time-consuming process of finding the appropriate images that will populate the RAPS. It’s not a hardship per se *doh* but it takes so much time because I invariably get distracted by what I am seeing 🤤. Once I have identified the images I want, I need to re-size them and print them. And since I am a total cheap-skate, I don’t like wasting valuable photo paper by only printing the two images I need for the current project. Therefore I also source and re-size other images I like for a future shrine. You can see one such print example on the right – including a picture that I am using for today’s shrine.
By the time I use the other images, I have often forgotten what scenario I had in mind for them. But no matter, just already having those images printed out usually sparks my creativity and I will use them up one way or another.
So you can already look forward to a Ray Levine shrine in the future… Cheese sandwiches, anyone? 😂
So with the camera-wielding RA already printed out, and recently having looked through my mint tin stash, I knew that I wanted to make a photography-themed RAPS.
Yep, I replaced the 8mm camera in RA’s hand with a little camera charm. (Just because a film camera doesn’t rock my boat as much as a stills camera…)
Sorry for the picture quality and unsightly reflections. That mini-film strip is very shiny. But as you can see I created lots of small “positives” for the shrine. There is a little gimmick to them, though.
I’ll make sure to put a few blank film positives into this RAPS so that the future owner can print and glue her own picture underneath the positive and place herself into the shrine, if desired. Or print out her favourite pics of RA and add them to the shrine.
This was definitely a shrine after my own heart… And now imagine RA as a photographer and saying “Look at me” to you…
😵 Yep. Epic.
Don’t forget to comment below to be in the raffle! Good luck and have a lovely Easter Sunday – hopefully with lots of chocolate eggs, family fun and sunshine on the egg hunt! 🐇 I have just taken a couple of traditional Easter loaves out of the oven. Yes, I got up at 7am in order to bake them. But what could be better than freshly baked bread and butter? Happy Easter, everyone ❤️