“Hope” was inspired by a friend challenged by a terminal illness. I created the tiny box with the spirit of a person that contained a quantity of brass book darts that could be used to mark pages or passages containing spiritual and uplifting thoughts and ideas. I hoped that the pleasure of using this little accessory would brighten her day and remind her of all the people who held her dear.
The abbreviated form of the box was a small gift to my closest friends intended to bring a smile to their faces. Similar boxes will be available at Open Studios and will hopefully be a popular item.
Meryl’s studio is located in San Luis Obispo and will be open both weekends of the 2012 Tour (Oct. 13/14 and Oct. 20/21). Explore of Meryl’s work on the online Artist Directory (follow the link and click the thumbnails to enlarge).