Friday, February 4, 2011

"Studio Sneak Peek Friday"


Much To My Husband's Chagrin, I've Been Visiting His Woodshop Again! :)) Exploring Something New And Fun..I'm Experimenting With These Precious Wooden Boxes. All Are Different Sizes And Shapes, And It's Exciting To Try And Come Up With Compositions That Would Play Out Nicely On Their Surfaces.


First I Gave Them All A Good Cleaning, Painted And Stained Them Inside And Out.  This Is The Inside Of The Larger One I've Been Working On This Week.


This Particular Box Isn't As Deep As The Smaller Ones.  It's Longer And I Think It Would Be Perfect To House A Child's Bible Or Private Keepsakes.  I'm Thinking Of Introducing These Pieces As "PRAYER BOXES" Because The Entire Time I've Been Working On Them, My Spirit Just Kept Returning To This Title.


They Would Also Function Nicely As A "Valentine's Box" To Hold All The Sweet Cards A Child Collects On That Special Day!


I'm So Happy Jennifer's Delightful Studio Sneak Peek Friday's Are Up And Running Again.  Thank Anyone Who May Have Popped Over For A Visit Today!  It's Fun To Celebrate Our Creative Processes..Our Accomplishments..And Best Of All, Ourselves. 

Sending Love & Big Splashes Of Georgia Sunshine To Each Of You,

Terri

18 comments:

AMKreations said...

How fun that you can visit hubby's workshop and find fun for yourself! =)

I think this box would be great for an older teen or woman. I really like the hats. =)

Dawn said...

Oh Terri, that box is amazing! I adore your "ladies" as I call them in my head, whenever I see them - I think those 3 are just perfect on the box!!!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Terri Sweetie...
Oh my gosh,how beautiful this box is. I can clearly see someone stashing all their precious Valentine treasures with the wooden boundaries. How beautiful it is. It looks as though they are sharing secrets the three of them. Best friends forever and ever.

I love the little lady in the blue. She stole my heart right from the box top.

Hope you are warm. It is cold here this morning. I woke up to 29 degrees and that is mighty cold for the desert. They say we are supposed to get back up into the 70s by the weekend. Come on heat. Would someone please pay the darn bill around here?

Have a glorious weekend sweetie. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Cathy Bueti said...

Sounds like fun Terri! This box is beautiful!! Goes so well on the box! Your work is always lovely! :)

martinealison said...

Très jolie boîte que celle que j'admire... Une boîte à bons souvenirs qu'on prendrait plaisir à ouvrir...
Bisous

Rhonda said...

Hi Terri! Your boxes are fabulous. The painted women are awesome! I would use it as a jewelry keepsake, or even a purse! Beautiful work as always. Hugs to you! :-)

Cindy said...

Hi Terri! Glad to see you this week! I do love your twirling ladies, as I loved your twirling girl from the end of last year...Hope you are staying warm - the ice storm is really keeping us indoors here in Texas!

Blessings,
Cindy

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Terri, the beautiful ladies are so wonderful! Beholding them lifts my spirit!! You are amazingly creative in the ways you apply your art. I never fail to be inspired when I visit your place. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

And, thank you so much for your kind encouragement to my own experimentation with the creative side. You are too sweet and I appreciate you so much!! Hugs and warm wishes from Texas ~ Tanna

Kelly Berkey said...

Hi Terri,

I'm loving your little box ideas, so much love is put into them, they are great for storing all sorts of treasures.

Let's see, the little ones could hold lipsticks of all sorts. I find I collect them and always need a place to hold them all together so I can change the color out to match my outfit. And since this is the month of love, love letters would be another wonderful idea for them!

Have a creative weekend my sweet friend. I'm looking forward to lots of studio time!
xo

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I like this idea. I'm picturing one with shells on it to hold treasures frome the sea...flowers for pressed memories. You could go many ways with this.

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Oh Terri... these are wonderful. Beautiful. I love that you stained them. The girls are just precious. Their hats are fantastic! Love the idea of "prayer boxes". I am so happy that you have joined us this week. I have missed you sweet girl! ♥

sonyamacdesigns said...

Congrats on the show and I love the boxes, the stain colors pop and sing of spring ... have a great weekend!

Jodene Shaw said...

Artist Terri ~ a visit to your blog always makes me smile! I love your idea of making the "prayer boxes"! Just wonderful. It is good to celebrate and share our creative processes, isn't it?

Beth Stone said...

These are really beautiful! Good job.... And yay for invading workshops! ;o)

priti.lisa said...

Terri! Hi! I just popped in for a visit after posting on my blog and I can't believe it! Here I am happily reading your post (totally lovin' the box with the 3 sisters)
munching away on a PB&J...and then I read the words Prayer Boxes! What? Do you know I have been working on Prayer Boxes this week? No, of course not, I only just posted the first one I finished...isn't that incredible? Naturally, mine don't resemble yours in anyway except by name...I tell you, Terry, great minds do follow the same path...I can't wait to see what we come up with next, LOL. I'm so glad I took the time to look you up just now...I've been so busy creating, putting things in my etsy and trying to keep up with my visitors from OWOH, that I was about to shut my computer and a little voice said...'not yet, go pop in on Terri before you forget'
It sure pays to listen to the little voice. Have a great week and Hugs!!!

Diana said...

This is one of my favorite things of yours. Great use of a box and I can see the little lamb for kids on one. The ladies are just lovely, too. I just painted an old frame and then waxed it with butchers wax after. It feels nice and smooth again, like from the factory. Just thought I'd share. Keep painting, my friend.

Diana by Lagoa Design Studio said...

My sweet friend!
I have no words... Amazing boxes! Your work is so precious:)Thank you!

With love,
Diana

Valerie Weller said...

Terri- so fun to read your blog. I love your cheerful, inspiring posts. Beautiful prayer boxes.Nice to meet you!