Wednesday, December 5, 2007

My mission, which I chose to accept...

I seem to be on a mission to produce as many Bottles of Hope (BOHs) as possible.  I made 20 in November and so far in December, I have finished 9.  I'm hoping to make at least 10 each month.  Part of my motivation is because, out of 12 close friends from college, 2 of us have already struggled with breast cancer.  Perhaps if I make enough bottles, I will never need one of my own.

(For non-polymer-clay people, Bottles of Hope are small medicine bottles, only 1 to 2 inches tall, donated to clay guilds by doctors.  Guild members decorate them with polymer clay, put an inspirational message inside and then give them to hospitals.  The nurses give them to cancer patients who are just beginning their chemotherapy.)

The bottles above were inspired by my last long weekend with my college friends.  We stayed in a lovely house owned by American Sikhs in New Mexico.  There were Indian objects all over the house, thus the "turbans" on these bottles.  The colors make me think of the Southwest.

These BOHs are part of my Fancy Hat series.  The feathers are real. The little pink flower is made of cloth and was purchased at Michaels.

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