The Making of a Retablo

The components:

A box,
some silver paint,
a black hand print,
a peacock biwa pearl,
a bit of abalone shell,
a pendulum of rutilated crystal,
some quartz dipped in gold,
red silk thread from my grandma’s sewing chest,
a prophecy given to me a long, long time ago,
the tree of life,
some imagination,
and a whole lot of mystery.

to be continued.

L. Gloyd (c) 2009

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8 responses

  1. What wonderful components – I’m fascinated to see what will emerge. I particularly like the last four items in your list. What a fabulous collection of ideas.

  2. The imagination and mystery really are crucial ingredients but I do confess that I am wondering about the prophecy from long long ago and how it and the rich silk thread will be threaded together.

  3. can’t wait to see the finished article. what does a peacock biwa pearl look like?

    1. It is an iridescent-colored freshwater pearl.

  4. I am intrigued and am anxious to see your creation.

    1. Me too! LOL! I have no idea how this is going to turn out.

  5. oh! I want to make one too! Yours sounds sumptuous!

  6. Now I know what a peacock biwa pearl is. But I don’t know where you are heading with these intriguing components – am anxiously waiting to find out.

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