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She already knew as she looked out of the window into the approaching twilight. A lone figure walked towards her door. A single tear rolled down her cheek as she opened the door.

The man looked sadly at her and handed her a little bundle wrapped in weathered linen. Hands shaking, she unwrap the bundle. Tears streamed down her cheeks as she gazed upon a perfect little book. She remembered spending many nights sewing it, pouring all her love and heart into every stitch. She remembered placing it in the hands of the man she loved more than anything in the world, before he went to war. She remembered telling him to keep it close to his heart, and bring it home when he returns from war, so that they may together write beautiful memories of their future together.

And now, the book has returned to her. Even though it was weathered and worn, it was still perfect, just like the love they shared. She unclasped the cover slowly and then … gasped. For within the cover were meticulously burned pages forming a hollow. Within the hollow, nestled a delicate ring.

Choking back his tears, the man said,
“Just before he died in my arms, he told me –- how is it that I am able to fight a hundred men on the field but failed to utter two simple words to her … marry me -- And then he passed me this book and asked me to bring him home to you”

With that, she removed the ring from the hollow and slipped it into her finger. She looked at the man and said,
“He is home”

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This Miniature ArtBook combines old leather, metal, antique brass/silver elements, stained linen, stained gauze, fibers, stained paper, polymer clay and paint.

The ring nestled within is a 925 Silver Ring signed RJ by AVON.
It is size 5 and marked RJ on the inside.
This piece took me many hours to construct as each page is lovingly burned by incense and fashioned in a way that the burned hollow was deep enough to cradle the ring. I have also included little features like miniature music notes, miniature love letters/postcards and miniature dictionary excerpts in between the stained blank pages. This ArtBook was made to resemble a piece of memory, a very old book ravaged by time … and war.

* This Miniature ArtBook measures approximately 3 inches x 2 inches

* Because of how this book was conceptualized, it is a fragile piece of artwork and needs careful handling. (as would a very old book)

* NOTE : This is NOT a journal for writing, this is an Art Work.

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IMAGE DETAILS
Make
SONY
Model
DSC-W80
Shutter Speed
10/40 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Oct 5, 2012, 10:47:35 PM
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Comments (18)
krea8's avatar
krea8|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I would love to disply this on a its very own shelf then tand back in awe...this is majestic and beautiful.
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LuthienThye|Professional Artisan Crafter
awww...thank you so much! such a lovely thought for my little book :)
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krea8's avatar
krea8|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
your very welcome
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Lonemtnwolf's avatar
Lonemtnwolf|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful beautiful book :D
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LuthienThye's avatar
LuthienThye|Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you so much :)
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Lonemtnwolf|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome :aww:
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Anarrakinson's avatar
Fantastic works!
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LuthienThye|Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! :)
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cybelemoon|Hobbyist General Artist
WOW, this is amazing!!!
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LuthienThye|Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you very much :)
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XxfAtPAndAXx's avatar
Ahhh THAT RING... THAT STORY...
THAT BOOK!!
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LuthienThye|Professional Artisan Crafter
:D
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Simply-a-Shadow|Student General Artist
looks lovely!~ is there a reason it says rj?
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LuthienThye|Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
That's just the designer's initial I guess.
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Simply-a-Shadow|Student General Artist
oh that's cool, i thought maybe you had your initials engraved being the artist.
they happen to be my initials, that's why i was wondering :P
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LuthienThye|Professional Artisan Crafter
Ahh!!! Hahaha!! The ring is actually made in the 60s or 70s I think. Dun quote me on that tho ..
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Barngoddess13|Hobbyist General Artist
From concept to completion, a loving and complete work. Outstanding!
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LuthienThye|Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you very much for your kind words :)
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