Tuesday, June 7, 2016


mixed media, 6.5 x 6.5 inches
ingredients: vintage maps and book pages, image transfers, acetate, watercolor pencils, vintage stamps, stitching

Alignment- (noun) 1. arrangement in a straight line, or in correct or appropriate relative positions.
                               2. a position of agreement or alliance.

“When what you value and dream about doesn’t match the life you are living, you have pain.”
― Shannon L. Alder

“And while his mother's lecture had gone over his seven-year-old head, Pasquale saw now what she meant--how much easier life would be if our intentions and our desires could always be aligned.”
― Jess Walter, Beautiful Ruins

“Your definition of a good life does not have to look like everyone else thinks it should. Whatever feels right for you, whatever aligns your inside with your outside, that's what you should spend your time doing.”
― G. G. Renee Hill

This piece was gifted to two very dear friends; I truly hope they will enjoy it!


  1. What GREAT papers, stamps and colors!!! Well DONE!

    1. Sue, thank you so much for the nice compliment!

  2. So glad to read about the importance of "alignment" in one's life and to see it in your collage. Reminds me of Thoreau: "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you imagined."

  3. beautiful gift and awesome quotes.. love the circle stitch..

  4. Thank you so much, Cat; I really hope they enjoy it!

  5. Wow, this is fabulous - the color, detail, everything!

  6. I really like your collage. I also like the quotes. It seems that the collage inspired the quotes, and the quotes also inspired the collage. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Love the palette and layering in this one!! And the quotes are wonderful - as usual.


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