Thursday, 5 March 2009

TIME FLIES ....

I made this in response to Mixed Media Monday's challenge to work on a time related theme.

It's actually going to be a page for a little book I'm making, hence the punched holes down the left hand side for the binding. I love these colours and had a scrap of patterned paper which was just right for this - I used the reverse turquoise side for the wording which reads:-

"Even such is time which takes in trust
Our youth, our joys, our all we have
And pays us but with earth and dust"

I believe it's Sir Walter Raleigh on the eve of his execution, and I didn't have room for the more positive ending which reads "but from this earth, this grave, this dust, my God will raise me up I trust".

You can see that I was thinking about the passing of time shown in old photographs, and indeed something to do with immortality and continuity. The two timepieces are stamps and the whole piece is only 4" x 3.5".

9 comments:

mixedmediamonday said...

Absolutely beautiful! Diane

azLizJane said...

Love the sentiment, and the artwork is gorgeous!

Liz

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

beautiful and powerful piece of art Rosie, I bet that is going to be one find book!

Janny said...

Really beautiful!

herminesplace said...

Gorgeous collage

Jaqi said...

This is beautiful, Jaqi

Smullis said...

This really beautiful. I love the vintage look.

Linda said...

Very precious - looking forward to seeing this book!
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Janny said...

Beautiful work!