Sunday, July 5, 2015

SEA MESSENGERS

Did you ever have the joy and dream of putting a message in a bottle and watching the tide take it out to sea, wondering where it would wash up and who would find your message?  Would they respond, or would your message be retrieved years later by someone walking along the shore perhaps hunting for treasures? Hopefully your message was one of playful fun longing for some mysterious adventure and not one of a distress call waiting to be rescued.

In the sea world, I believe there are messengers of hope and rescue and romance who find these floating messages and retrieve them sending them along their way on a path to their intended destinations. I couldn't think of a more fitting Sea Messenger than this Medium Octopus Sea Maiden Articulated Art Doll Kit from Retro Cafe Art Gallery. It takes a lot of arms to fetch all the messages in bottles that she finds floating in the sea. She is also called  a Sea Angel and there are many like her.

Each of her arms have 7- 10 tiny suckers made individually with paper clay. 
After they dried, I painted them all and then glued each one individually on her arms. The crab she is holding one of her beloved helpers. It helps to have helpers on land and sea.

 


 The crabs on the stands went so well with this doll kit that I ordered them together. The one on the right has a metal S.O.S. box that contains bottles with messages of distress. It is his job to make sure those bottles reach the shore where they are needed. The crab on the left works the land and sea delivering & retrieving bottles and re-directing them to insure their correct delivery. The crab on the far left, well, he is just grouchy and crabby and not much of a morning person, kind of like me! :)


                                                                     Back side of  doll



              Back side of crab, all crabs have been painted front and back




My husband really likes this one... he said, someone needs this by the coffee pot! I agree, that could be his cue to put the coffee on!

 
 
                                           "Blessed are those that work with their hands"



 Thank you so much for stopping by, please leave a comment so I don't get crabby! Have  a wonderful day and don't forget to eat at JOE'S! 
XO

* You can find this these kits and all embellishments used here, and more at Retro Cafe Art Gallery. 





13 comments:

  1. Everything is so amazing Kim! The painting on your crabs is really impressive. Not to mention the suckers, tiny bottles, and treasure chest. What an incredible grouping of art! Love it all SO much Kim! xoxo

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  2. Thank you Kristin, I always love playing with your kits, so many fun possibilities and never lacking in inspiration! XO

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  3. Love your Sea Messengers Kim! So very cute.
    Make me smile.

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    1. Thank you MiSchra for stopping by and commenting, your smile is contagious!😊

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    1. Thank you so much Kelli💖 I so appreciate you!!!
      XO

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  5. Not only are those who work with their hands BLESSED but those who look upon that work are also blessed by seeing it. LoVe all of this.

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    1. Thank you sweet beautiful Gemma! Such a huge compliment to me coming from you whose work I admire so much!! Thank you for stopping in! Xoxo

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  6. attention to detail, a brilliant imagination & boundless talent...
    your sunny disposition & your generous spirit
    YOU ARE FABULOUS KIM!!! ♥ ♥ ♥

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    1. You know how much I love you Lisa DiNunzio? Mountains and Mountains! Thank you for such a sweet and kind comment, U R one of my super heroes!

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  7. How lovely and serene she is!

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  8. I LOVE THIS!!! I especially love the suction cups and the "Eat at Joe's". BAAAHAHAHAHA!!!! Fantastic work, Sister!

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