Monday, January 08, 2007

Nurturing


This collage was a gift from a special young woman. I was delighted to receive it and I mean to nurture her talent along. I want her to go from "I think I will fly" to "I am flying". Because she has "it", that something that's innate and can't be learned. She has used paper, fabric, and an original photo. I will treasure this piece.

Her name is Lauren and she is the daughter of my dearest Jenny (Kansas Rose). Lauren and I share the same birthday.

I cannot describe the feelings that went through me when I opened her envelope and saw this collage, a couple of tags that she made, two vintage postcards and sweet note included (with beautiful penmanship, I should add). I'm going to have a lot of pleasure putting together an envelope for her -- but I have to work on my penmanship!!

13 comments:

  1. It's truly beautiful. She is lucky to have you in her life.

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  2. Wow ! that is really very nice! As Lisa said...She is luckty yo have you as a mentor! You Rock, sister! I love the beautiful pin you made too! YOU are talented! Waaaay talented!

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  3. Bonjour Colette!

    Ca va? Je suis tres bien! If you haven't guessed by now, this is Lauren! I am so so glad you enjoyed my collage I made special for you. I read your blog, and I came to tears I was so moved. I am indeed lucky to have you in my life as a mentor. Thank you for your kind words, I hold them close to my heart.

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  4. Such a beautiful collage and her comment here was wonderful. She is indeed very lucky to have you as a mentor.

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  5. Your post and art are wonderfully rich with giving!!

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  6. Such a talented young woman - and thoughtful too! With your guidance, she will definitely fly! Lovely post.

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  7. Beautiful work from Lauren - and your eautiful heart is diplayed. As it is in your previous few posts - I am so glad your work is to be published, even if it is not in the way that you imagined.

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  8. how lovely!

    colette, your blog reminds me how dear friendship is and how it should be embraced...
    thank you.

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  9. Beautiful post Colette. And beautiful art from Lauren.
    I can see her talent in this lovely collage.

    And know she couldn't have any one better as a mentor.

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  10. I love you Colette...and this beautiful community of artists and women from all around the world. Such a special group! xxxoooJ.

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  11. I love birds. I saw your bird icon on a comment that you left and followed the link to your blog. I LOVE your work. I will certainly be back to visit!

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  12. this warms my heart - the relationship you've developed..the nurturing you offer and her wonderful words to you above. such richness...I think you are both lucky. Jenny herself is so wonderful it only stands to reason her daughter would be too.
    Your heart is the size of Canada dear Colette...
    XOXO
    Love,
    Lisa

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  13. oh and her collage is BEAUTIFUL!

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