Thursday, March 11, 2010

Oaxaca Street Children Grassroots Cigar Box Shrine Art Auction.....

England's Rose, The Queen of Hearts, AKA Princess Diana. 
My Cigar Box Shrine created especially for the Oaxaca Street Children grassroots Art Auction, hosted by Rebecca brooks of Recuerda Mi Corazon

~ Description ~

The Press Agent 1910 Cigar Box 9x5.5x3.5"
A handmade wooden heart, complete with a gold coloured 'made with love charm' 2x2.5"
Decorative miniature wall art "Believe" 2x1"
A rare vintage 'The Cambridge Lemonade" bottle, produced by Chivers & and Sons, Histon, Cambridge UK (my hometown) Filled with handmade paper hearts, real dried rose petals and a little message to the winning bidder!
Handmade metal roses adorn the bottle. Pricless! 4.5x1.5"
Art Doll, made from a foil and wire armature, and paper clay.  Acrylic painted.  Her hair is created from English multi-fibers, adorned with a little crown. Her gown is fully lined, made from Douppioni silk, and is heavily embelished. Her underskirt and wrap is lace.  Her legs have been coated with a glitter glaze, and are jointed at the hip and knee with embroidery floss.  Her shoes are handpainted, as is her 'underwear'! 
To complete, she wears a wealth of jewels, and holds the words from Elton John's "Goodbye England's Rose".   She stands at 11.5", seated 6.5"

This is an extract from Oaxaca Street Children Grassroots... "what we do"......
"Oaxaca's poorest families cannot afford education, basic health care, or a nutritious meal for their children. Government services are minimal and difficult to access. Education is not "free" in Mexico as it is in the US, so the poorest often must choose between feeding their children or sending them to school"

"Oaxaca Street Children Grassroots is working to help these families. Dedicated volunteers from Mexico and abroad have fostered the education, health, and well-being of Oaxaca's street children since 1996. We have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status in the United States; we have no religious or political affiliations. The services we offer include a school sponsorship program, a food and medical program, and a community center"

~ And finally ~
The Auction starts 17th April through 24th April, with a pre-view on the 16th, I will post the Auction link on the 16th..
******All the proceeds will go to the above program******


  1. She is beautifull! I like her very very much. All your dolls are miraculous. So much details is possible to scrutinize without end.
    One question: Paperclay is not crumble with wire into the shoulders?
    Thank you.

  2. No Oksana - paper clay is rock hard when it dries!

  3. she is lovely, and the colors are so dreamy, what a great cause, good luck with the auction, she is a beauty
    your fairy friend

  4. Abi, thank you very much for comments in my blog and I don't get tired with talk how I feel delight of your beautiful dolls!

  5. It's really beautiful Abi, love how it turned out, her dress is amazing, make one in my size please? So lovely of you to do this for such a good cause too :o)

  6. For some reason I can't see all the pictures and it irritates me! But the ones I can see are beautiful. Princess Diana is beautiful. Great detail. What a great tribute to her. Love Elton John too.

  7. Abi,
    She is just lovely. I've nominated you for a Kreativ Blogger award. Not sure if you participate in these things but it's my 1st award in a long time and thougt I would do it. Please come around and say hi when you can.

  8. Another beauty Abi..... as usual, I love your attention to detail and finishing....

    I SO need to get busy and make some time to play... my days just seem to go by and I get absolutely not one thing accomplished on most of them....

  9. How very beautifull, she is, you made a wonderfull art piece, and all the details,are so fantastic.


  10. i am heart struck!!!
    thank you for your beauty and generosity!!!

    (i have sent you a few "reply" emails, but alas they are being returned. please look in your spam folder, i just might be there!"

    with the greatest appreciation for your generosity.


  11. Abi, that is such a gorgeous piece, you have such a way with detail and what a great cause! I also cannot get enough of Blue and Mauve in your sidebar, awesome combination of fibers for their hair and colors so striking :)

  12. Amazing work as usual Abi. You have a real knack for incorporating treasures and making it come together so beautifully. Absolutely stunning piece!

  13. Abi,
    This little gem is so beautiful. I love the textures and fibers, and colors used, one will be lucky to win her. How do you participate in the auction? I don't have time probably to donote a shrine, but I could make a donation. I have gone to Mexico on missionary work. I actually felt more blessed by the people.
    Have a Gracious Day,

  14. Your art creations are soo magnificent! I would love to post about what you are doing on my faerytale blog. Let me know if that sounds plausible. Blessings dear spirit!

  15. Hi, I love your dolls. I was wondering if you offer any online workshops?

  16. Love your blog and I have you entered in the giveaway drawing this Saturday. Good Luck
    I am a follower of yours too.

  17. what an incredible contribution to the Auction (first saw it there & just had to come visit) ... I am so glad to have the chance to explore your creations a little more ... your dolls seem to sing to me. :)

  18. How beautiful! your art is exquiste and this piece is stunning! A pleasure to have found you! What a lucky person will be to win this lovely piece at auction and the children will benefit as well! Bravo! huge hugs

  19. Diana was beautiful and so to is your lovely doll. I think you have captured something she definitely reminds me of Diana.What a great cause I'm sure Diana would approve. Your dolls are all stunning.


  20. Llum of Mexico will be very happy for your help
    congratulations and thanks for charity


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