Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Shrine to the First Egg

Last Summer I was all excited when one of the chickens laid the first egg in the new Chica Casa. I blew it out, washed it, covered it in many coats of sealer and then stuck it in a box with some things I though would make a great 'shrine'. Just finished it. Right now - when I should be cleaning the bathroom and making beds and setting things up for the PMC Fine Silver workshop that's happening out here at Two Dog Pond tomorrow and Friday. What is my big fat problem? I know, my priorities are whacked. Anyway - the feathers are from Cocky Rocky, the meanest rooster in the world. The photo is my dad wearing overalls. Not something you would see very often....especially by the time he had his Doctor of Divinity Degree. He used to say "he's a good egg" so the brass piece hanging from the wishbone is stamped "GOOD EGG". The background photo is from when Leah, of Moxie Photo and Design, came out for a field trip and took lots of photos. It's the inside of the chicken house with the sun coming through the stained glass windows. I'm not sure what that vintage metal thing originally was, now it's an egg holder. There's a number 1 in the upper right corner, and a compass in the lower right corner. The glare is just glare - couldn't be helped. Shrine is done, house is dirty; it is what it is.

5 comments:

Joyce said...

I love this box! Holding all the sweet memories of yesterday. Enjoy! xoxo

leah said...

love. it. and not because a photograph of mine is in it. i love it because it is beautiful. it is fun. it is far, far more important than clean rooms.

i do wish i could be out there the next couple days.

Jody Blue said...

some times having an "it is what is" mental break gives you the umph to and endurance to get to the "has to be dones" of life! Nice job!

silver.work said...

marvelous.

Kitty said...

absolutely wonderful. the the sentiment, the tribute and the meanings of all the pieces!