Friday, May 23, 2008

sweet moments

sweet moments in the garden
deep garnet roses bloom
birds twitter in the thicket
a poignant summer tune

sweet moments in our lives
like summer's fancy fare
may fade in our remembrance
but are always ours to share

this is my "sweet moments rose garden" mixed media collage. it is on a 14" x 14" x 1 1/2" gallery wrapped canvas. i used a wide variety of torn ephemera to cover the background -- pieces torn from an old french vocabulary book, a vintage copy of wuthering heights, vintage cookbooks and an old indiana arithmetic book from the early 1900's, among others. my neighbor across the street has a big rose bush by his mailbox which i can see out of my art room window. it is just gorgeous when the deep garnet blooms start to burst forth. today i'm going to craft a little tag featuring the above poem which i wrote to go along with this piece. i'll creatively attach it to the wire on the back to add just that extra little cuteness. i'm working on this series so i can get some placed in a gift boutique or two.

happy friday! and, as always, peace, love, joy to all!


Terri Stegmiller said...

I love this!

Susan said...

Hi Julie, Thanks for stopping by 29 Black Street ... and I'm happy that it directed me back here to your lovely blog. Your collage pieces are very beautiful !

Tess Kincaid said...

Beautiful art, beautiful poem!

I love the mix of background intriguing.

Happy Friday to you, too, Julie! :)

Simply Sentimental said...

Julie, I LOVE it.....your work is really amazing...

Auburn Kat said...

Another great piece!