Mini Shrines, Art, & Planner Candy by Dianne Sylvan

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Dianne Sylvan


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I Have Glue on My Fingers...Sacred Glue

I've been fascinated by miniature shrines and portable altars for over a decade now. Several years ago I had an empty Altoids tin I didn't want to throw away, and got the idea to make a mini shrine out of it. I've played with them off and on since, usually making them for friends, but only just this year decided to start making them regularly to sell here on Etsy.

Each shrine is made from a recycled tin with all sorts of materials, mostly salvaged bits from my other crafty pursuits. Thus each one is completely unique - even when I use the same general format there's no telling how it's going to turn out. I like to think the deity I'm building the shrine for nudges me in the right direction artistically.

I'm very proud of my little bits of art; all offered here either contain my own artwork or infringement-free classics. I'm working on phasing out the latter and just using my own art for the deities.

As you might guess my heart leans toward Eastern religions - Hinduism in particular - but I'm also in love with shadowy deities like Persephone and Inanna from all sorts of cultures.

Meanwhile on the sticker-and-printable side of things, not long ago I purchased an Erin Condren Life Planner and discovered the world of people who customize and decorate their planners. I realized there were certain interests being underserved, so I set out to make some stickers for things you don't see quite as often - and to use my own drawings so they'd be like tiny bits of art instead of generic icons.

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  • Dianne Sylvan

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    Dianne Sylvan is the author of the Shadow World series of urban fantasy novels as well as two books on NeoPagan spirituality: The Circle Within: Creating a Wiccan Spiritual Tradition and The Body Sacred.

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