Collage’s Tender Refuge

A MOTHER’S LOVE is like an island
In life’s ocean vast and wide,
A peaceful, quiet shelter
From the restless, rising tide …

From “A Mother’s Love,” by Helen Steiner Rice (1900-1981)

The Tender Refuge

The Tender Refuge (2013). Digital collage created & copyright © by Eric Edelman. All rights reserved.

(All artwork, descriptions, & other text [except for quotations] created & copyright © by Eric Edelman. All rights reserved.)

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  • stevebethere February 26, 2013, 12:56 pm

    That is stunning and crystal clear like the colours too:-)

    Have a fantabulous week :-)

    • Eric Edelman February 26, 2013, 1:02 pm

      Thanks very much, Steve–appreciate your kind words! Have a marvelous WW and week.

  • Teresa February 26, 2013, 1:12 pm

    I like all your work but I really love this one!

    • Eric Edelman February 26, 2013, 4:18 pm

      Thanks very much for your kind words, Teresa! I’m glad it pleases you.

  • Monica February 26, 2013, 1:57 pm

    How true, there is no other love quite like that of a mothers love of her children.

    • Eric Edelman February 26, 2013, 4:19 pm

      Yes indeed…and no more important job than motherhood or parenthood. Thanks very much for your comment!

  • Theresa February 26, 2013, 3:13 pm

    I love this one. The colors are fabulous!

  • aquariann February 26, 2013, 3:43 pm

    So sweetly pretty!

    ♥ aquariann
    Featured Photo: Painted Lady Butterfly

  • Rhonda February 26, 2013, 4:27 pm

    This is one of my favorite of your collages – really creative and l love the main photo of Mother’s Love.

  • Judy Haughton-James February 26, 2013, 5:00 pm

    This is such an adorable collage. Thanks for hosting and Happy WW Eric!

    • Eric Edelman February 26, 2013, 8:52 pm

      It’s always a pleasure to host you, Judy. Thanks for your kind comment!

  • April - My Bizarre Family February 26, 2013, 5:08 pm

    I love this!

  • Dominique Goh@Dominique's Desk February 26, 2013, 5:33 pm

    Lovely picture of mother and child. I like the colors on it.

  • Stacey at RealWorldMom *LINKY* February 26, 2013, 8:06 pm

    Wonderful! Happy WW!

  • OneDay/LadyJC February 26, 2013, 8:14 pm

    I absolutely love it, especially the blue fish. Very cool! :)

    • Eric Edelman February 26, 2013, 9:05 pm

      Thanks very much for your kind words! (One irony: the blue fish is the only one not drawn from a living subject; it was sketched from a small, stylized figurine, and engraved after the artist’s drawing.)

  • Joyce February 26, 2013, 8:15 pm

    Interesting contrast between the people and the fish.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2013/02/wordless-wednesday-frickin-elephant.html

    • Eric Edelman February 26, 2013, 9:07 pm

      I’m glad that it came out strongly in contrast; it’s what I was hoping to pull off. Thanks very much for your comment, Joyce!

  • Janet@TheCatOnMyHead February 26, 2013, 8:31 pm

    Another great quote and interesting collage. Thanks for hosting. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

    • Eric Edelman February 26, 2013, 9:08 pm

      Thanks for visiting, and for your kind comment! Have a great WW and rest of the week.

  • jessica @peekababy February 27, 2013, 12:44 am

    So sweet!

  • Sukhmandir Kaur February 27, 2013, 12:47 am

    A mother is indeed a refuge from all of life’s monsters.

    • Eric Edelman February 27, 2013, 2:40 am

      Yes, she is…even from the gentle or imaginary monsters. Thank you very much for your comment!

  • Leovi February 27, 2013, 1:59 am

    Impressive … composition full of love!

    • Eric Edelman February 27, 2013, 2:41 am

      Thanks very much, Leovi. That is high praise indeed!

  • Emilee February 27, 2013, 5:29 am

    I love it! So beautiful!

  • CipBtRO February 27, 2013, 5:37 am

    Beautiful artwork! Keep up the good work in the future! :)

  • veronica lee February 27, 2013, 5:38 am

    I love Helen Steiner Rice’s poems. Beautiful illustration to go with the words!

    • Eric Edelman February 27, 2013, 11:37 am

      Thanks, Veronica Lee! I appreciate your kind words.

  • Robin (Masshole Mommy) February 27, 2013, 6:37 am

    Very cool and colorful!

    • Eric Edelman February 27, 2013, 11:38 am

      Glad you like it, Robin–thanks for your kind comment!

  • Daryl February 27, 2013, 7:49 am

    perfect tribute for mother’s day ….

  • wayne February 27, 2013, 7:55 am

    Beautiful stuff right there.

  • Kiks February 27, 2013, 11:04 am

    how artistic…love it!

  • Kristi February 27, 2013, 11:38 am

    I love the expressions on both faces. The idea of a mother’s love being a quiet, peaceful shelter amongst the colorful (threatening) sea creatures is reflected perfectly. Well done!

    • Eric Edelman February 27, 2013, 11:46 am

      You’ve perfectly summarized my intentions for this piece. Thanks very much for your thoughtful comment and your kind words, Kristi!

  • Paula J February 27, 2013, 12:32 pm

    Now this I really like!
    Happy WW :)

    • Eric Edelman February 28, 2013, 12:36 am

      Thanks very much for your kind comment, Paula–I hope you had a great WW, and have a good week!

  • posh February 27, 2013, 1:06 pm

    I love the playfulness of the subjects in this!

    • Eric Edelman February 28, 2013, 12:38 am

      Thanks very much for your visit and your kind words!

  • Rosey February 28, 2013, 2:40 am

    What a happy picture!

    • Eric Edelman February 28, 2013, 3:12 pm

      Thank you very much, Rosey–I’m glad you like it!

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