Monday, October 17, 2011

New Art!


She's finally finished!  Since you last saw her (and her is indeed the Virgin Mary), I layered more color on her headscarf, and added the words around her face.  They are a quote from Luke 1:47-48, and read "Oh, how my soul praises the Lord. How my spirit rejoices in God my Savior! For he took notice..."

I'm quite pleased with how this piece turned out -- and I'm still in love with my watersoluble crayons!  They are so much fun to work with.  I created Mary using the crayons almost exclusively; I also used graphite pencil, acrylic paint, and a gel pen. 

Christmas card

You can find Mary in my Etsy shop as a Christmas card here.  As always, my cards and most prints come with free shipping!

Now, I have to decide who or what the subject of my next Christmas-themed creation is going to be.  Any suggestions? 

I have decided to join Ann Voskamp (and many others) in counting the One Thousand Gifts I receive from God in large and small packages throughout my days.  To participate, find out more here. Here are the gifts He gave this week:
#1... making art outside
#2... working on the spare room with the Best Husband Ever
#3... Cody playing with his yellow dog toy
#4... pumpkin cottage cheese for breakfast
#5... cider-scented candles
#6... warm tea
#7... a sweet, sweet time with God
#8... chihuahua yawns


  1. Wow you did an amazing job! Talent talent Talent!!


  2. Shucks. Thanks, Anya! :)

  3. Jennifer @ Studio JRUOctober 24, 2011 at 8:53 AM

    She is beautiful!! What a great piece to make a card from. I have a weekly link party for creative hearts... 'in the studio, sneak peek friday'... you should join us! We would love to see what you are creating! :)

  4. Thanks, Jennifer! And I will definitely check out your link party!

  5. She's gorgeous! Congratulations. P.S. I've been blog stalking you for the past few minutes since I found it through your comment on my blog... anyway I love your art so much it hurts. Keep it up.

  6. Oh my goodness THANK YOU, winenaptime! :)


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