Monday, July 5, 2010

A Friendship Collage

Oh, the comfort --
The inexpressible comfort
of feeling safe with a person,
Having neither to weigh thoughts,
Nor measure words -- but pouring them
All right out -- just as they are --
Chaff and grain together --
Certain that a faithful hand will
Take and sift them --
Keep what is worth keeping --
and with the breath of kindness
Blow the rest away.

Although the above quote is widely attributed to George Eliot, it comes from English novelist and poet, Dinah Mulock Craik, in her novel, A Life for a Life, published in 1859. It inspired me to do this collage on a silvertone tray using this great vintage image, pretty background paper, lace, MOP buttons and a buckle, tatting snippets, pearls, and a pink mulberry paper rose.

I hope you are having a wonderful holiday weekend, sharing it with family and friends!


A Cottage Muse said...

Just beautiful...what a wonderful idea!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

beautiful quote and artwork.Have a wonderful day.

someplace in thyme said...

Wonderful idea and looks like it brings a piece of history to your home. Char

Marydon said...

Fabulous quote/write to implement in life ... I love the plate & presentation.

Hope your Independence Day was wonderful!

TTFN~ Marydon

Queenie said...

This friendship poem and collage is are so very creative :)
Loved seeing all of the loot that you came home with from the flea market too!

Hope you have a great week....
Big Hugs,

June said...

Melissa the collage is gorgeous. How very talented you are at collage art. I love this quote, and oh, to have friends like this...what a blessing indeed.

stephanie said...

So very pretty...

JoAnne said...

How lovely Melissa! Thanks for the day brightener.

Suz said...

Love those, Melissa!!!