RA Pocket Shrine 234/? – Let’s Go Green

It’s a long-standing tradition that I always make a RAPS for Paddy’s Day. When I say long-standing… since 2016.  2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020. RA has no known connections to Ireland other than work colleagues (e.g. Orla Brady, Dervla Kirwan) and film locations (George Gently, Pligrimage) Although due to geographic proximity and historic links, almost everyone…

RA Pocket Shrine 233/? – Be Well

A little change of plan. The fish still have to wait because a surprise shrine made it faster to its destination than I thought. And seeing what tin it is in, it kind of fits today. Well, yesterday really, since it was International Women’s Day, and the design on this little tin is a classic…

RA Pocket Shrine 232/? – A-dayum

Let’s start the week with a little shrine smile. It’s Monday and I need to work. An article about woollen hats is waiting to be written. And an online test for a prospective job is also looming. As usual, I am procrastinating. That’s one thing that hasn’t changed in lockdown. But I am telling myself…

RA Pocket Shrine 230/? – Kiss with Confidence

Today is the first day of spring. In Ireland. Yes, officially. It’s St Brigid’s Day, and also the Celtic feast of Imbolc (the spring festival). This year I am opting to go for the Irish way of counting the seasons. Cos frankly, after this winter, with the darkness, the cold, the stress and the covid,…

RA Pocket Shrine 229/? – Astrov BTS

Usually I reveal the shrines *before* I throw them into an auction, but this time it somehow fell by the wayside. So I am now catching up with this shrine that I made on the occasion of Uncle Vanya being released in the cinema at the end of October. I had a cunning plan that involved…

RA Pocket Shrine 228/? – The Pen

While we are still waiting for reliable results of the US presidential election, I need some distraction. Just something silly and positive and unpolitical. And so I bring you another shrine reveal. This one has been waiting to be posted for a few weeks now. It was made for Miss LoLo – who is responsible…

RA Pocket Shrine 226/? – Mini Boo 👻

Are you a Halloween fan? I confess, it has never been big in my house. It simply wasn’t part of German folklore when I was growing up, and I was somewhat resistant to the cultural import from the US later on when it became bigger. In Ireland it is pretty big, though, and even though…

RA Pocket Shrine 225/? – Doctor’s Orders

The whole virus-enforced retreat into our domestic lives has been really good for my creativity. Over the summer, most of my creative energy went into my Etsy enterprise, and I was busy making my mini books, or sewing face masks, or tinkering with junk journals. My shrining activities kind of fell a bit by the…