It is time again for our monthly "From the Tribe" feature. This month, we share a lovely project from the talented Kim Williams. Let's get to know Kim a little better!
"Kim Williams is a retired Theatre Arts Educator. With 30 years of teaching and directing uncountable theatre productions she excelled in all areas of theatrical design.
In 2007, Kim transitioned from educator to retirement, which came with challenges. Desiring to channel creative energy, mixing a little inspiration with the love of collecting antiques, sprinkled with a passion for fashion history it all came together in a blinding bolt of lightning when she began a new adventure in jewelry and mixed media arts. She began by taking classes to refine her style and attended the first RELICS & ARTIFACTS® class with our very own, Sandra Evertson, in Round Top Texas. Inspiration abounds!"
"I’m one who likes to get a lot of mileage from my stash of supplies. I can only say that this is a habit that I picked up during the 30 years I taught Theatre. There was always a prop that had to be created on a shoestring budget. I learned how to “McGyver” the most elaborate stage settings out of ordinary things. That transformation always served me well. It was a way I could teach my students to see things in a different light, hopefully instilling the concept that the ordinary can be “the extraordinary” with just a little pizzazz. My Reliquary is no exception.
A simple cigar box is what I used to create the body of the reliquary. There are plenty of premade shrine or reliquary kits out there but how much more captivating would it be to elevate something as unassuming as an old cigar box into a perfect thing of beauty?
To achieve such a feat of magic one has to measure, cut, paint, embellish and even reconstruct. There is so much more to gain in seeing the possibilities in the ordinary showered with a heap of imagination and pizzazz.
Kim's reliquary is a true homage to creativity and proof that old can most certainly become new again! What's really inspiring is that with Kim's help, you can make your own by simply following her Snapguide tutorial.
If you are hungry for more inspiration from Kim as well as other creative souls, be sure to become a member of the Relics & Artifacts® Tribe on Facebook! We are always looking for new artists to feature as Guest Ambassadors.