Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Marie's Shadowbox Memories

Hello There,

We have recently lost Mamaw and her homegoing was a wonderful time of peace, reflection and joy that she is in the arms of her Savior now and is no longer suffering.  She was 87yrs. when she passed and I wanted to do something to remember her life....

So I found a few old photos and made some demensional lay-outs and put them in shadow boxes.  They were a wonderful addition to the service...and we placed them by the door to the entrance of the funeral room where you sign in and stuff.

 I have now been approached to make some on consignment and we will see how this works out...

I have heard people exclaim that this is a art form, a work of art, and art that heals....I think I like the term art that heals...because preserving precious memories of our loved ones truly does ease the pain of feeling seperated from them.

This is Lester and Marie Gardner when they were teenagers and just gotten married...she was 17yrs. and he was 18yrs.  Lester went to be with the Lord about 9yrs. ago, and has been waiting for her.  I made the roses and cherry blossoms in this lay-out...

This is a photo of them that the whole extended family just loves.  They were married 62yrs. and still going strong when he passed...They truly endured the TESTS of time...
I made the roses and cherry blossoms in this lay-out to...

This is Marie as a young girl and I just love the way vintage photo's of children look, they are truly timeless...she was born in 1925 and I think she is between 4-5 yrs...

This is a close up of the flower spray...I made the roses, and cherry blossoms and daisies...

and this is Marie when she is about 27yrs... I just love this picture of her....I made all the roses in this layout...

I hope you have enjoyed these and if you have any questions on these projects leave me a comment and I will try to help...

Blessings
Sherry