Monday, August 24, 2009

Story In A Box

Buttons 'n Bows
Good Morning boyz and girlz and keep those comments on the Truth or Spoof Contest coming in because the pot has gotten a little sweeter and you have until the end of this month to enter.

I am shamefully admitting to being a lurker in the past and at one of the great blogs, Awfully Big Art Adventures I always get excited about their challenges and think I'll get in on them but before the time is up I've procrastinated and missed the deadline but this time I DID it!
The challenge for the month is "Story In A Box" and I had been humming a tune from an old song recorded even before I was born and this just went on for days and days until I could stand it no more and had to look it up to learn that it was recorded first by Dinah Shore in the '30's and I think several others did it and that it may have been the theme of one of the westerns. So time to make my story in a box and that ding dang song was all I could think of. So here is Buttons n Bows in a box.

I made my gal wearing buckskins and toting a gun for the top in the style of Claudine Helmuth as she is a shelf sitter from roofing tin, sitting atop papers I have altered for a leathery look and on the inside the stage is set for a purty lil gal who feels like a lady in silks, satins, rings and things and she's all yours in Button's 'n Bows. She goes on to say that "east is east and west is west and the wrong road I have chose"............... maybe this is why I couldn't shake the song because I have certainly taken the wrong roads many times over my lifetime. But not THIS time as I'm happy as a pig in sunshine here with Punkin Darlin just doing my thing.

So hop on over and check out Linda and Rosie's blog and link onto some of the other Story Box creations.


  1. I like it, Mollye! (love that you used the "Hellmuth" style---I'm a fan).....and you've inspired me to look up that song, gal! lol

  2. Good for you joining in the challenge, and it is a wonderful story in a box :) Love the use of the scrabble tiles in there too.
    I am a procrastinator too, I hate to admit but I am LOL, only this month I am having a heck of a time coming up with any kind of story to be even able to start this challenge. Maybe it will come to me one day, until then I will enjoy your's and others work :)

  3. I remember that song and love your interpretation. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment. I'll call again sometime.

  4. This is a wonderful story in a box- expressive and beautifully made - very clever!

  5. Well hello mizmollye and what an adorable blog you've got here! I'd like to say from one MAJOR procrastinator to another, congratulations on completing a project hehe. Love your clever little story in a box! And I, too, get songs stuck in my head. You know what - one of my musically inclined friends tells me that if you sing "The Girl From Ipanema" in your head, it will rid you of any other ditty you can't shake. Notice she said "in your head", no doubt to save anyone nearby from being subjected to my singing.


  6. This is gorgeous mollye! How very sweet and clever. I love how you put a "curtain" at the top,its a perfect stage setting. I have to admit that sometimes those songs get stuck in my head too and end up being my inspiration for a project. And once the project is done,so is the song,lol. Have a great day!

  7. Thats a great interpretation of our challenge Mollye! I love the way it looks like a little theatre.
    Thanks for joining in......
    Linda x


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