The shrine inside of the cigar box is actually made from an old clipboard,
and I have added various found objects such as tin milagros,
a ceramic Madonna and painted silk flowers.
The beautiful, vintage cigar box that houses the shrine measures 8x11x2-1/4".
I had the privilege of visiting Oaxaca in the fall of 2007,
and have not forgotten the beautiful smiles and faces of the people
(especially the children!) who live in this corner of southern Mexico.
It truly is a MAGICAL place, full of the love and pride of the
people who reside there."