Friday, April 07, 2006


MY FIRST COLLAGE

Being inspired by Carol’s creativity and the wonderful collages she’s makes (carolsgarden.blogspot.com), I too, decided to try my hand at making one.

My sister-in-law to be, Ulrike celebrated her birthday two weeks ago, and so with love in my heart, I made this one especially for her. She returns to Germany tomorrow, It somehow seems quite appropriate that it will be taken back to the country from whence my inspiration came.

Thank you Carol, I really enjoyed creating it and I know it will be the first of many.

By clicking on the picture it should enlarge if you want to take a closer look.

Oh! By the way. I thought I should inform you of this. Due to some very undesirable links that were being left as ‘comments’, I have found it necessary to enable my comment’s moderator, this means that all comments left now need my approval before they actually appear in print. I mention this in the event that you may think that your comment hasn’t gone through the first time of sending and send it a second time.

17 comments:

Kerri said...

Hi Marion,
So lovely to see you are managing to do a bit more and feeling somewhat better. The collage is beautiful. you are very clever, and quite an artist! I do hope you continue to improve healthwise. The warmer weather should be encouraging!

Nancy Jane said...

Hello Marion,
The collage is equisite. I can't imagine how you found so much wonderful source material. When I first looked at it, I thought it was a tote bag--now I see it is a wall hanging??
My mistaken glance made me think, though, that this might be a good idea for an evening purse (made smaller, of course, or a garden party tote in something similar to it's current size. Of course the exposed paper would have to be covered with something see-through and protective. Strong thoughts across the Atlantic for your improved physical well-being. (nancyjanewilliams@comcast.net)

Mindy said...

Marion, your collage is beautiful! I have often thought of trying to make one..maybe it time! Hope this finds you well and healing quickly...blessings and love to you dear..xo

MariaJ said...

Well done Marion! Its nice we share the same hobby now. Isnt it nice to play with all your stuff!

Sigrun said...

Very good,Marion.

Sigrun

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

Beautiful collage. It is very nice for your first one. Just think what you can do with many, many more!! It is fun to be creative!! I have loved doing all kinds of things through my life too. To give it away is the fun part also. I hope that you are feeling better..Take care. Sandy

abe/happy said...

Hi Marion - I enlarged your picture to see all the details better and you have put alot of work into your collage - it looks great :-)
oh and Abe said to give you some "puggie kisses" from Him xxx

Alice said...

So pleased to see that you are able to be 'crafty' again, Marion. Lovely collage. I hope the pain in your shoulder and arm continues to decrease and you will soon have full movement again.

Sue said...

Your SIL is very lucky! I always treasure homemade gifts above all others!
Glad you're feeling better and hope that the healing continues.

Carol said...

Oh I thought I've posted on Friday already, but somehow it seem like it didn't work.

Your first collage is lovely Marion and I'm proud to be the one who inspired you (and also Maria) to try yourself in collaging. You've collected some very nice pictures and I hope that Ulrike liked it! It's addicting isn't it?

Hope your feeling better!

Connie and Rob said...

That is just a lovely collage. What a wonderful keepsake. You are very sweet to give it away.

Take care,
Connie

Sharon K said...

What a wonderful job you did and what a nice gift to receive. I am back and ready to read and write blogs again. I missed everyone and hope to get caught up soon. Hugs to you Marion...

Elly said...

Hi Marion! I am a States-side reader here for the past few months. I JUST started my blog (it's christian), and due to the concerns over being 'hacked at' I too have my comments viewed first!! So...I hear ya. Living in New York city (an apartment....lots of cement!) your photos sooth me soooo much-especially the pics of the outdoors. Thank you for sharing your talents. They have blessed me sooo much.

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

I thank everyone one of you for your comments and I'm pleased you liked my first collage, it was fun making it.
Marion

homemakersheart said...

It is beautiful Marion! I think you have tapped into a talent area you never knew you had.

Maggie Ann said...

Marion, your collage is beautiful!! I've enjoyed seeing it. Isn't it fun to collage? I just love to make collages. My favorite things on this one after just a glimpse at the enlarged picture is the paper doily heart and the black and white kitty cat....smile.

Rosa said...

I'm just catching up on your posts, as I just found you through Connie. Love your collage. I, too, just started collaging. I'm making mine into boxes. I enjoy it so much too! Fun, isn't it!