Saturday, February 27, 2010

A Little Women Creation

-Little Women Collage-
Amy, the youngest of the March sisterhood, is known as the artsy one – as she loves to paint & draw, etc. In my creating, I used her as a sort of muse, thinking to myself, ‘What would Amy do?’ For this collage I used lots of various items that I had in my stash (old buttons, scraps of paper, some old trimming, etc.)(collage is one of my fav mediums by the way). The black & white photo (taken from a magazine) is an image of Orchard House, Louisa May Alcott’s family home (I can just picture Jo running about the place with Laurie making mischief next door). I also typed up a quote that I particularly love from the book & pasted it on (it’s also from one of my favorite chapters, “Under the Umbrella”). It comes after Professor Bhaer learns Jo's feelings (and Jo learns his), & he states that Jo has given him much in the way of "hope & courage" & he feels he has "but a full heart & these empty hands" to offer her. =) Here is the quote:

“Jo never, never would learn to be proper; for when he said that as they stood upon the steps, she just put both hands into his, whispering tenderly, “Not empty now,” and, stooping down, kissed her Friedrich under the umbrella. It was dreadful, but she would have done it if the flock of draggletailed sparrows on the hedge had been human beings, for she was very far gone indeed…”
-Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

How lovely is the improper Jo! Well, it is very sad, indeed, to see Little Women week gone! Thanks again to Rebecca @ A Young Lady's Blog for creating & hosting this literary challenge! It has been most enjoyable! =)


  1. Thanks for stopping by, Chaunalee (by the way, you've got some cool name) =)! I hope you'll "visit" again!

  2. Hello Bess!
    I am so glad you are following me! Your blog is SO cute!!

    I am also a large fan of Little Woman :)

    ~Lady Florimel~


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