Saturday, June 14, 2008

Butterflies & Hydrangeas Jewelry Box

I'm finding it a bit harder to blog about new artwork lately, with all the gardening I'm doing and new blooms I'm taking photos of, it seems there is always something new appearing outside these days. This is a piece I finished a couple of weeks back, my Butterflies & Hydrangeas Jewelry Box.

This box is actually heavily distressed and antiqued. I really wanted it to have a feeling of being a time worn piece.

I did the antiquing one night after all the painting was done, I was in my kitchen, it was midnight and I was working on this box over the sink. Chris was actually playing a concert so this is when I can sometimes get the most work done in the evenings, the nights that he is working.

I've been on a real butterfly kick these days so I had to add two to this box.

There always has to be a surprise when the box opens so this time, I put a full Hydrangea bloom on the inside upper corner.


NeereAnDear said...

OH Ruth that is so so pretty!!

I am a butterfly fan... do love them fluttering around...

I know exactly what you mean about posting about art... its summer and time to be outdoors doing gardening and pruning and watering and feeding and reading books and barbecuing... lets see did I leave anything out?



celestina marie said...

Hi Ruth, Gorgeous butterfly and hydrangea box. I am on a hydrangea kick too and cupcakes! LOL!! I like the surprize when you open the box. Just lovely.
Thanks for stopping by today. Always great to see you!
Celestina, la rea rose

Gail McCormack said...

So lovely Ruth, your artwork is beautiful, very special the way you paint little suprises in your trinket boxes. I've tried so many times to leave comments on your previous post...not quite sure why it didn't work, anyway here I am with this one, fingers crossed it will get to you!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Ruth, that is just beautiful! I love the way you always add a little surprise inside....

Naturegirl said...

Simply wonderful amd a little surprise inside! You are so gifted..the hydrangeas are just perfectly done!! Impressed!
I am in a baby blue mood these days!
hugs NG

Donna said...

I love the butterflys! It turned out beautiful.

Mosaic*Queen said...

Beautiful box Ruth!
I'm on a real butterfly kick too. I know what you mean about working on projects when there is so much gardening to do. We are definitely kindred spirits. :-)


p.s. Yes, it did feel like I was under machine gun fire with that digging! Ugh!!!!

Suzanne said...

I agree Ruth, this time of year, with everything in bloom, it's difficult to stay inside! But you've captured the outdoor flora and fauna on your sweet box! Beautiful butterfly!

Inspired Tokens said...

Once again another stunning creation. It's very magical with the butterflies!

Kari & Kijsa said...

What a beautiful box! Great job!

kari & kijsa

Melissa & Emmitt said...

hi ruth!
i love your box and i am so happy to hear you are outside having fun. you are a wonderful gardner. that is art too!

Yolanda Elizabet said...

I was waiting for the surprise with baited breath and you did not disappoint! Well done Ruth!:-)

Betty Jo said...

I know what you mean Ruth. Even though I don't have a garden, it is hard to stay indoors and work these days. Beautiful box you've created. You have a new blog format since I last visited and I really like it. xoxo

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks so much everyone, glad you liked the box.