Hope, Love and Blog Friends


A couple months ago I received some goodies in the mail from Mindy.  She surprised me by sending over a box full of wonderful things like quail eggs and feathers, empty mint tins and such.  I met Mindy through my blog…like so many of you she has a dear and caring heart.  When I started this blog I had no idea how warm and generous you’d all be…thank you for all the good energy you’ve sent my way.  I’m very grateful for these connections.

Okay, back to the project that I just finished.  Using one of Mindy’s tins (Altoids) I created this box of hope…

…with a portion of a poem by Emily Dickinson inside…

…along with a floaty feather and a “love” necklace, resting on soft layers of textural tulle.  Doesn’t the tulle remind you of the sea somehow?  Seeing it makes me think of a fishing net…

…which makes me think, if you cast your net wide enough, you might find “love”.

To hope and love!

BTW, I originally came across this Emily Dickinson poem through a blog comment from Sonya a while back – a perfect example of how I gain and grow through connecting with all of you…so thank you again friends, both old and new.



27 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. lr

    dear becky, happy to know you.

    June 15th, 2012

  2. These are my favourite Dickinson verses, and I think they fit just perfectly into the lid of a mostly closed tin – like a little hidden secret. What a wonderful project!

    June 15th, 2012

  3. This is so beautiful and so inspiring! What a wonderful quote!

    June 15th, 2012

  4. That’s beautiful Becky! Of course you know I love anything to do with the sea. You are so creative! I thought of you today, and now seeing your post I had to tell you! Drop by when you get a chance…I mentioned you in my post.

    June 15th, 2012

  5. The whole piece is like a poem! And with Emily Dickinson’s poem inside…ohhh, heaven!

    June 16th, 2012

  6. Erin

    This is so beautiful Becky. Your creativity and insights touch our souls.

    June 16th, 2012

  7. Hi
    To include this fragment of poetry is so adpt as that as what you create time and time again ….. pure poetry for the eyes and soul.
    Wishes
    Lynne

    June 16th, 2012

  8. A beautiful poem for a beautiful soul!!

    June 16th, 2012

  9. Thank you ladies…truly.

    June 16th, 2012

  10. Becky, This is one of my favorite poems as well. Love your little box and the treasures inside. What a wonderful wish for someone – hope and love. Thank you for sending all these beautiful messages into the world.

    June 16th, 2012

  11. Hope Amen

    Beautiful Becky. The poem, the sea, my name……it is one of my favs.

    June 16th, 2012

  12. Jani Howe

    HOPE is the one thing I’m never without, Becky. I never give up, and try as hard as i can, always. Hope is what keeps me trying, trying, to be better, do more, live and love more. Thanks for sending the poem just at the right time. I’ve always loved it, and have used it in some of my cards.

    June 16th, 2012

  13. a heARTful life

    always something lovely from you Becky…thank YOU, thank you! with love to you :)

    June 16th, 2012

  14. So clever. Love it when altoid tins can be repurposed…and so beautifully.
    Thanks for sharing. dix—

    June 16th, 2012

  15. Hi Becky,
    This is so beautiful and really touching. I am so inspired by all you do and have wanted to have a go at those dear little book necklaces you shared in Somerset Life a while back. Just this weekend I have had real fun doing some of these. One will go to a friend for whom I have made a box of goodies for the 11 days or so after she comes out of hospital following an operation on Monday. I will post my little books on the blog tomorrow hopefully. Thanks so much for sharing all that you do.

    June 16th, 2012

  16. laura huffman

    that is such a lovely tin. how fun to get treasures in the mail. what a lovely project.

    June 16th, 2012

  17. hello friend!
    glad to see it looking so beautiful here, as always.
    xo

    June 16th, 2012

  18. last minute lynn

    This piece is as lovely as your work always is. I was wondering how you did the outside of the box. You are an absolute whiz at turning bits into fabulous keepsakes.

    June 17th, 2012

  19. love it! has your “signature” style written all over it! we are all so very blessed to have found so many wonderful connections and kindred spirits here. I count you amongst them becky! ;)

    June 17th, 2012

  20. I just knew that if I stopped by you would be making something beautiful! Love it. Hope all is well.

    June 17th, 2012

  21. ann marie

    This is my very favorite post …… xoxoxox

    June 18th, 2012

  22. To answer your question Lynn, Use a sponge brush to apply acrylic paint (Golden – Titan Buff) onto the outside (and inside too if you like) of the box and let dry (you’ll need two coats). Then use a stiff stencil brush to lightly apply Distress Ink (tea-dye) to the edges of the box as well as a bit here and there (very sparingly). Then for the top, I used a glue stick to adhere a hand torn piece of kraft paper to act as a base for the other elements. Have fun and let me know if you have any other questions.

    June 18th, 2012

  23. Linda K

    another beautiful piece of art dear Becky and how poetic it all is- combining a gift, some friendship and correspondence along with a love of nature and the art it inspires. And let’s not forget that perfect quote-I happen to have 2 different stamps of that same quote :) You truly center me with your inspiring combination of nature, art and spiritualism-I’m so grateful to have found you.

    June 18th, 2012

  24. wow what a beautiful piece and I love the poem, it’s so lovely!! Thnx for sharing your wonderful art work, it always brightens my day!! xo

    June 19th, 2012

  25. I love this poem! Thank you for sharing how you were inspired and the facets of your process~ I love poetic inspired creations ;D

    June 20th, 2012

  26. Well said my blog friend. Blissful creation…so you :o)

    June 20th, 2012

  27. Mindy

    Beautiful Becky! I knew I’d never make such a wonderful treasure like you did. Love the poem. You are an inspiration.

    June 21st, 2012

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