The Apothecary Shoppe Window
This week's class with Elizabeth was to get the niche cut out of books and decorated and once I had located the clamps the fun began!! Thank goodness for Elizabeth's very detailed instructions and photographs, this was a lot easier than I had first anticipated! OK... the fact that I chose to have quite a substantial niche proved to be pretty hard on the wrists but I knew which word (Words being my theme for my altered book) I had chosen for this and I had all those wee bottles so it was just a matter of making the hole deep enough for them to fit!!
I used 7Gypsies labels for all the bottles so they have fabulous labels with words like Elixer of Opium, Chloroform Liniment and Arsenic Poison.
The definition underneath reads:
apothecary: N. the physician's accomplice, undertaker's benefactor and
grave worm's provider.
when Jove sent blessings to all men that are,
and mercury conveyed them in a jar,
that friend of tricksters introduced by stealth
disease for the apothecary's health
whose gratitude impelled him to proclaim:
'my deadliest drug shall bear my patron's name!'
from Ambrose Bierce Devil's Dictionary.