A Quote in a Collage?

How shocking! Shocking, I tell you.

I finished the mixed media flower collage I’ve been working on. The first iteration of it is up in the header image on this blog. Here is the final 12″ x 12″ version, framed.

It is paper, twine, metal, embroidery floss, wool-felt, and buttons glued to paper.

The quote at the top is the ever-popular one from Flavia (I don’t know who she is, and the internet – even Wikipedia – failed me mightily when I looked): “You are part of all that surrounds you. Celebrate your connection to the beauty and mystery of life.” Pretty sentiment.

I like the composition; I wish I’d made the quote a little more prominent and given some of the elements a little more depth. Overall, I’m happy with it. It’s pretty on the entrance table with my basket of rock eggs. Success!

UPDATE 3/18/2012 9PM: That picture above kept bothering me. The more I looked at it, the more it bothered me. The composition was off slightly. I finally figured out what was wrong: the twine flower (on the top left) is quite a bit lower than it is supposed to be. The glue stuck to the paper great. It didn’t stick to the twine, and the twine flower was just hanging there by a few tendrils a few inches below where it’s supposed to be.  As soon as I find a glue that will stick to garden twine, I’ll fix it and post a new pic.

I now conclude this important collage update.