Thursday, May 13, 2010

Love Rests on No Foundation

This arrived in the mail over the weekend:


The amazingly talented and beautiful soul Adrienne, of Regenerations made it for an online auction benefiting 

Oaxaca Streetchildren Grassroots, hosted by Rebecca of recuerda mi corazon. Each artist created a shrine and donated it to be auctioned. It was difficult to choose which shrine I would bid on, until I saw this one of Adrienne's. 







The mermaid is my Sophie and that's her pearl of wisdom. I didn't even know that Adrienne had made it with Sophie in mind until later. Can you even imagine how that makes me feel? I can't even write about it, it's that powerful.











The shrine is crafted from re-purposed materials, and it's simply beautiful. Here's the back of the cigar box painted in the most intense colors:



These photos don't do nearly enough to demonstrate the beauty but they give you a bit, right?
And to think that I "met" Adrienne through blogging and that she has never "met" me in any other way other than reading my blog and that she has "gotten" Sophie, exactly the way I see her. I guess that's not only the beauty of blogging but the beauty of art.

Thank you, Adrienne for this inspiring and moving art.
And thank you, Rebecca, for hosting such a generous event.
(and now, get yourselves over to these women's wonderful blogs and check out their work -- the links are above!)

22 comments:

  1. I think we are like a network of quietly humming strands of cells. We find this cell and that leads to that one and then before you know it, we are all one thing, somehow, living and breathing, and swimming towards each other with some sort of love.
    This makes me so happy, Elizabeth, that Adrienne made your Sophie her mermaid. Magic in every way. Every way.

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  2. Oh oh oh that is perfect for you and Sopie! What a delicious shrine to have...I love it too..but you know how I feel about mermaids!
    Hope you are well! Sending hugs and love, Sarah

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  3. Sometimes something is too amazing to analyze. It's beautiful, like Sophie.

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  4. Wow. Just, wow.

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  5. Wow! That is a beautiful altar indeed...it speaks silently and eloquently, on so many levels. How fabulous that you were the winning bidder! Congratulations to you, and joy.

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  6. Wow. This is so beautiful. You and Sophie do have this power to inspire, many people in many ways.

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  7. this is so beautiful and such a gift in so many ways - it's more than art - it's heart

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  8. It's absolutely lovely. And what a great auction! So sorry I missed it.

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  9. yes. the feelings are too big for words. my heart feels like it will explode

    xoxoxo

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  10. Beautiful work of art -- and a fine tribute! I love shrines, and this one is clearly a treasure.

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  11. i too love how we are tying our hearts together. residing in each others hearts and thoughts...

    pulling on each others heart strings in ways people who have always known us, do not know how.

    i am so grateful.

    yours,
    rebecca

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  12. wow.
    wow.
    wow.
    I have no words.
    except
    wow.

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  13. Beautiful box, beautiful words. Just plain beautiful!

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  14. So beautiful and that much more powerful because of the connection. And yes, you are doing the best you can. More. Much more.

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  15. So beautiful, thought and art, I have tears. Adrienne created peace and hope.

    And you have an ocean masthead picture since I last visited! I love your family ocean pictures, the kids look so at home. This one carries a special feeling of untold story.

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  16. It is so personal, perfect and beautiful.

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  17. i'm so pleased she's where she belongs.

    xo.

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  18. HI, Elizabeth! I saw your comment over at Rebecca's site and followed the link to your blog. I was surprised when I saw the shrine as I, too, bid on it! I'm so glad that you got it for your mermaid daughter, Sophie!

    I'm adding your blog to my daily reading...

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  19. That is so amazing. And the shrine is absolutely beautiful.

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