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Collage’s Tender Refuge

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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.

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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!

Eric Edelman February 26, 2013, 8:43 pm

Thank you very much, Theresa!

aquariann February 26, 2013, 3:43 pm

So sweetly pretty!

♥ aquariann
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Eric Edelman February 26, 2013, 8:50 pm

Thank you very much, Aquariann!

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.

Eric Edelman February 26, 2013, 8:51 pm

Thanks, Rhonda–I appreciate your kind comment!

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!

Eric Edelman February 26, 2013, 8:53 pm

So happy to hear this, April. Thanks!

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

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

Eric Edelman February 26, 2013, 8:54 pm

Thank you, Dominique! I’m glad you like it.

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

Wonderful! Happy WW!

Eric Edelman February 26, 2013, 8:56 pm

Thanks very much, Stacey–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!

Eric Edelman February 27, 2013, 2:39 am

Thanks very much, Jessica!

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!

Eric Edelman February 27, 2013, 11:36 am

Thank you very much, Emilee!

CipBtRO February 27, 2013, 5:37 am

Beautiful artwork! Keep up the good work in the future! 🙂

Eric Edelman February 27, 2013, 11:36 am

Thanks very much–I’m glad you like it!

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 ….

Eric Edelman February 27, 2013, 11:43 am

Thanks very much, Daryl!

wayne February 27, 2013, 7:55 am

Beautiful stuff right there.

Eric Edelman February 27, 2013, 11:44 am

Thank you very much, Wayne!

Kiks February 27, 2013, 11:04 am

how artistic…love it!

Eric Edelman February 27, 2013, 11:44 am

Thanks very much–I’m glad it pleases you!

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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