Thursday, September 13, 2007

Boyhood Treasure Box


So I should be making art to sell at the festival, but I was so excited to finish this piece for Paul for our anniversary, I got distracted. This is a press box filled with all of these fun treasures that we found in a cool old box that Paul had saved from when he was a kid. We discovered it deep in our shed when we were moving, and I knew immediately that this little collection needed a cool home, and I knew just where I was going to put it. I had fun scrounging up old pictures of Paul and thinking of things that symbolized his childhood. I'm still not sure if he's really glad to have it or not. It's sort of revealing, and sort of a strange gift, but I thought it was a cool way to celebrate him and his life.
I do know one thing. Eirik LOVES all these little treasures and cries when I don't let him pull them off. I think it's a cool way for Paul's boys to connect with him and to see what he was like when he was a child. I hope it becomes sort of a family treasure box. That's how I see it.

5 comments:

Pattie said...

You are so creative..i did a close up of the box and enjoyed all the little treasures. i would have never guessed those boyhood pictures were of paul he has changed so much..

Erin said...

It turned out so great. I'm excited to see it in real life. :)

rebecca said...

What a wonderful tribute to a great husband and daddy! I think it will always be treasured if not by Paul, but by his kids!!!

DeGooyer Family said...

What an awesome gift idea!!!

Tara said...

Wow, you are amazing!! What an awesome gift. That is so thoughtful. I think Paul would have gotten along well with my brothers.

This would be the perfect solution for Kent's box of everything he holds on to. Thanks for the inspiration Melody!