Friday, April 16, 2010

Calusa and the Oaxaca Street Children Grassroots Cigar Box Shrine Art Auction.....

Meet Calusa, who was once called Brulee (as in Creme Brulee), but I didn't think the translation of burnt was quite what I had in mind... then she became Florida, because she's holding a Key (a vintage key at that) thought I was being clever, but she just didn't look like a Florida.   So, I googled Florida, and discovered that The Calusa was a Native American group that lived on the coast and along the inner waterways of Florida's southwest coast.  Although she is far from being a Native American, I liked the name :O)

She's in my Etsy shop: Abi Monroe

Now to more important things......

An example of the fantastic shrines...created by Deb Taylor and Maija Lepore
The auction website is now public for viewing....

Please go and view the wonderful collection of shrines... tomorrow bidding will commence, so make sure you go bid on them all too!
***One hundred percent of the funds generated in this auction will go directly to the project***


  1. OH Abi, I just love her! I love the way you captured her personality, and the detail of her outfit is awesome. Love her!

  2. Hi Abi... I can hardly wait till the auction!
    All the shrines are so wonderful.

    I love yours!

  3. Oh Abi...she is enchanting...Have a great window sweetie xoxox

  4. Each doll you make is so incredibly gorgeous Abi!!! She is beautiful....hugs and love, Dawn

  5. seriously, too british??

    no. no worries there my love!

    when life slows down a bit after the auction...i am going to be finally taking the time to make my first gritty jane! i hope you will let me hold your wonderfully gifted hand as i traverse new ground!


  6. Abi, I went to the auction site and wow, such wonderful work...very impressive and your shrine is absolutely lovely!! Such wonderful talent out there.


  7. Ohmigosh! Your dolls are so exquisite :) I came here via Crowhaven farm and I think I'll be visiting many more times :)

  8. Having just read back through a few posts, I wanted to say how sorry I am about your little black cat :(

  9. Your entry for the auction is absolutely STUNNING!

  10. The doll with the key is a real sweetie, whatever her name :o)

    I'm off to look at the Cigar Box auction, such a good cause and your Diana shrine is lovely x

  11. Piękne są Twoje lalki ! Jestem nimi zauroczona, cudowne :)

  12. Abi I love your dolls. :) She is really pretty and I collect vintage keys. :) Where I live there are lots of Antique shops to find them at. :) So if there is anything in particular you are looking for just let me know and I will look for you. :) I will check out the auction. I can imagine there will be a lot of beautiful artwork there. :)

  13. Wonderful doll!!!!


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