How to do a little art box?

This week, I was thinking about an interesting piece for a workshop I would like to do with my friend Silvia, a experienced scrap-booker and  passionate mixed media artist. She asked me to figure something out that has to do with the boxes I made so far.
So, first of all, I was looking for some interesting thing to build that wouldn’t be too difficult for somebody who is not really used to work with wires, metal bars or thick cardboard – at the same time, I wanted the box to be useful and fun….
Well, before you want to teach something to others, you should really know the result yourself first, and see where the difficult parts are, how unexpected technical problems can be solved, and so on…
So I came up with two different boxes over the week, one is a wish box where a little bell rings and wiggles when you throw your wish in:


The other box is a message-box, depending on what you want to write on the font chalk-board, it can remind you of your shopping list, or it holds messages, poems, jokes, drawings, telephone numbers… whatever you like. The chalks you write with, are in a little drawer always ready to use.

Inside the box, there is space for paper and pencil to write your take-with-you-shopping-list, or for a new package of chalks, or it can be the ideal spot to hide something 😉

Ok, now I have a question for you: If you where to participate in a workshop – which box  would you be more interested to do?

The wish-box? The message-box? Both? None?
I’m very grateful for your comments, they are highly appreciated, and I wish you a great and productive week!


Author: Susanne Mack

Art and Illustration

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