Trust – Heart and Key Collage

I created this collage (3″ x 3″) awhile ago, and I’ve been keeping it on my studio desk so that I could look at it from time to time.  Seeing it reminds me to appreciate those I trust…including myself.  So much begins with trusting yourself.

The heart shape is cut from a piece of parchment paper, which I layered on top of a portion of a postcard (from Ruth, who’s like a mother to me).  I like how the semi-transparent quality of the parchment paper allows you to still see the blue ink handwriting underneath.

For some sparkle I added a couple of beads and a tiny golden heart (attached to the end of an antique key).

And I placed “trust” on the center of the key to be the focal point.

Trust unlocks the heart and allows the love to flow.

15 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. laura huffman

    everything comes from trust. our relationships can’t thrive if we don’t have it. good sentiment and idea. your creations are always so thoughtful, and creative. I love your artistry. have an amazing weekend.

    October 19th, 2012

  2. ann marie

    GORGEOUS! I am a huge fan of the 3×3’s too!

    October 20th, 2012

  3. This is a thought provoking, stunning piece. Makes me wonder where the key has been and who used it in the past. But I agree, you definitely have to trust yourself first.

    October 20th, 2012

  4. Jani Howe

    This piece is beautiful, as always, Becky. And the message is one so personal to all of us. I love the way you have put the elements together, so thoughtfully.

    October 20th, 2012

  5. a heARTful life

    Another lovely reminder of how to embrace life in its fullest…thank you, dear Becky!! Trust, trust trust!! 🙂

    October 20th, 2012

  6. LOVE your Trust Key art, Becky!!!

    October 21st, 2012

  7. Thank you ladies. And I hope that you all enjoyed a beautiful weekend.

    October 22nd, 2012

  8. your creations always “speak to my heart.” lovely. 😉

    October 22nd, 2012

  9. Linda K

    such a simply beautiful, meaningful piece Becky. I too need to be reminded to trust in myself and in others more .

    October 22nd, 2012

  10. Lovely~
    I love how you combine elements to make a beautiful statement!
    Trust is key, where matters of the heart are concerned!

    October 23rd, 2012

  11. Sonja Milojevic

    It’s a beautiful piece, and I love how you incorporated the gorgeous key and the charms. The key is absolutely wonderful not just by it self, but as a symbol of trust.

    October 23rd, 2012

  12. Lovely, I especially like the blue ink in the background,it seems a fitting color for the word.

    October 23rd, 2012

  13. Love this piece Becky! And I love the comment from Ellen…”Trust is key, where matters of the heart are concerned!”

    You always inspire Becky!!

    November 2nd, 2012

  14. Yes Marie, I agree with Ellen’s comment also. And thanks for your sweet message too.

    November 2nd, 2012

  15. Beautiful project and sentiment. This is a fav

    November 7th, 2012

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