Monday, August 4, 2014

Stronger Than You Know

Here is the finished version of the piece I showed in progress in my last post, starting with a couple of details:









Stronger Than You Know              9.25 x 13.5 inches
ingredients:  vintage papers and ephemera; found objects; image transfer; vintage photograph; vintage fabrics and lace; stitching




We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot.
                                                                                                           ~ Eleanor Roosevelt





19 comments:

  1. I like this piece very much, Sharmon, and the quote from dear Eleanor. I am working my way through many fears right now. Exactly that, face 'em down and take the action I fear while I am still afraid is the only way through.
    Happy week to you, sus

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    1. Thank you, Sus; whatever your fears are, know that I'm pulling for you, and take Eleanor's words to heart.

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  2. This is a beautiful piece, Sharmon. The composition, the texture...so wonderful.

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    1. Thank you Janet, I'm so glad you like it!

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  3. Truly marvelous piece, Sharmon
    I really love this one and the quote is wonderful.

    xo

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind words, Margie!

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  4. Well your wings are spectacular! I love the different textures and the story it tells .. Wonderful work! X

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    1. Thanks, Cat! The fabrics and lace are all from my grandmother's sewing box.

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  5. Sharmon, This is lovely, my fav part is the girl with the wings. xoxo

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    1. Thanks, Annie; the girl with the wings is actually me as a small child.

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  6. I'm entering late and agree with everyone...especially the wings ... love the mix of textures on each wing.The cutout paper dolls in the corner are so special!

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    1. Thanks, Mary Ann, for all the kind words. The wings are a bit weird, but I think I like the way they turned out...

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  7. What a beautifully rich piece - so many details, textures & little bits of "info" to discover everywhere you look. I love the book cover as your "canvas," and the many treasures you've collaged upon it.

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    1. So glad you like it - I really appreciate the kind words!

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  8. All the elements you've used here work so well together. LOVE this piece.

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    1. Jo, thanks so much for the lovely compliment!

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  9. hello Sharmon,
    i so enjoyed seeing the details of this piece, it really came alive for me as i took to heart how you breathed life into this piece.

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  10. Tammie, I so appreciate your kind words. The little girl in the photo is me, so maybe that's why you feel I "breathed life into it".

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  11. Hi Sharmon, lovely piece - I love you choice of palette. Vintage, stitch and rusted tones all look wonderful altogether!

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