|Project by mafe||posted 10-30-2011 02:25 PM||2424 views||2 times favorited||23 comments|
for my beautiful Mathilde
As you can see on the photos this is a little balancing Loveboxbug.
In fact it is hard for this little bug to ever sit still; so a walk down the fence, balance on a stick, hanging out watching life pass, tree climbing, bookcase run or simply sitting on a pole in the beautiful colors of nature spreading the message of love through the love antennas – all this is a normal day for the Loveboxbug always on the move always in balance.
But once in a while when not on the move, one stick can be removed, and one only.
Once removed the box can be lifted from the legs.
And if you press the right spot on the bottom of the box it will pivot over the porcupine quill and review its inner secret.
The wedding ring from my marriage to my daughters mother, and hopefully one day also her mother’s ring will also find it’s way there.
But this is what the love box is all about, it is a box for my beautiful daughter, that will remind her about the love she was created from and that life is a balance, her parents got divorced but yet the hearts of us are united in her and we will always be around to look out for her – just like the Loveboxbug.
Poem to whom it was made for:
My little love bug.
You were put to life with love,
in a moment of love,
when you were born love all around you,
you spread love where you go,
hang in and hang out spreading your warmth,
sending love vibrations with your antennas,
you can even look like a little porcupine when not happy,
sting like a porcupine quill when you do not agree,
but you are able to show your inner secrets,
ready to open up,
and in your heart – your parent’s hearts are beating.
We love you.
Your father and your mother,
Birgitte & Mads
The box was made from scraps or treasures if I should pick the name for it.
Wood for the box was a gift from a friend in Canada Justfine .
The legs are old BBQ sticks I use for gluing.
The porcupine quill was a gift from a friend Div (South Africa).
Box was finished with linseed oil and wax.
The total time was four hours for making it and one for the post.
(I put it up for the Scrappy01 ).
Best thoughts mostly to my daughter,
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.