Monday, October 5, 2015

Defending the Faith


Last week on my blog I mentioned that I plan to share a mixed media angel with you mid-week, then I pushed it back to Friday due to a busy schedule. I edited that post to say that it would be up today. Truthfully, this is not the angel I intended to post today. I was all set to share the Week 4 Healing Angel from Tamara LaPorte's Art, Heart and Healing free online e-course. After the mass shooting on the Umpqua Community College last Thursday in Roseberg, Oregon...I was a bit numb. Personally I was horrified that the motive behind these senseless killings was a hatred for Christians. It hit me doubly hard as our daughter attends college and she's a Christian. None of us ever know what day will be our last here on earth. My prayer is that something like this will never happen again...anywhere.

So instead of the angel, I'm sharing this mixed media young woman with you. The cross necklace is a testament to her faith and the halo represents the moment she exchanged this earthly home for her heavenly home. May God comfort the families, friends and loved ones of those who lost someone in the attack. For the survivors I pray that they will heal both emotionally and physically. 

To the right of her I wrote defending the faith with a white Faber-Castell Pitt Pen. I used a yellow Pitt Pen to alter the Idea-ology mirrored stars which I added to the halo. To color the girl I used watercolor crayons and pencils. The background was created with blue, yellow, and white acrylic paint which I applied with a brayer. I added some subtle touches of Golden Quinacridone Magenta fluid acrylic paint with a brush. 

I'll be back tomorrow to share some fall inspiration with you featuring cutting files by The Cutting Cafe. 

Lisa xx


Sue Marrazzo said...

HOW sweet! Thanks for caring and sharing = )

Lisa Minckler said...

Yes, yes, yes!!! It's incredibly touching and what you wrote brought me to tears. This is a beautiful reminder of those that passed on defending our faith. My heart can't fathom what those families are enduring, but no doubt there is a divine sense of peace within them knowing that they witnessed to the very end. Such a great post and beautiful tribute L1.
Hugs to you,

Margaret said...

Absolutely perfect... She is beautiful and your post was wonderfully written!

butterfly said...

Such senseless violence and loss of life seems to surround us these days. This is such a thoughtful post, and such a lovely gentle prayer of a creation.
Alison xx

Asha said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful art, Lisa. I whole heartedly agree with you. The senseless violence must end. Have a blessed weekend, my friend.
hugs, Asha

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