Saturday, 23 August 2008

The Rose - Layers of Color

'The Rose'
I was reminded of this song earlier in the week by my friend (and principal), Mim. She had the great priviledge of recently hearing Marina Prior (a favourite Australian singer of mine) perform, 'The Rose', live! As I started thinking about the Layers of Color challenge for the week, roses... I started to gathered bits that were close at hand and came up with this. There is a little stamping down the right hand edge.

'When the nights have been too lonely,
And the road has been too long.
And you think that love is only,
For the lucky and the strong.
Just remember in the winter,
Far beneath the bitter snow.
Lies the seed that with the sun's love,
In the spring,
Becomes the rose.'

Recorded by Bette Midler in 1979
Lyrics and Song Music by Amanda Mc Broom


Viola said...

Just gorgeous!!

Faye said...

What a beautiful rose! Your fabric collage is gorgeous with the lace and buttons and the stamps. I always liked Bette Midler.

Laura said...

Beautiful,Sue! I can imagine the song playing as I gaze at your lovely fiberart. The dried rose is a perfect touch.

herminesplace said...

Beautiful collage.

Rosie said...

Gorgeous fabric collage! I recognise the main image... though I can't remember where from!

Musing of a Patched Heart said...

OOOOhhh! this is gorgeous! The perfect combination of fabric and dodads! Love it!

Night Owl Designs said...

Love how you layer all your bits of paper and fabric Sue!

Debbi Baker said...

Another gorgeous piece! Love love love it!

Philippa said...

Would you believe that I did part of my Navy training with Marina Prior's brother?

RubyMay said...

I love the fabric and everything you've done...superb x

Karen Owen said...

How lovely and romantic!

carylsrealm said...

This is one of my all time favorite songs and I love the art!