Tuesday, February 15, 2011

gabriel, day two

Let me just say that in spite of appearances, the dude rocks. The icon I've included here is the closest to the one we are doing (it's amazing how many versions of Gabriel there are). I'm rushing, again, this morning because of an even earlier departure, so don't have time to upload my pictures.

If you recall from previous descriptions, the first painting done is the application of the darkest base coats. The idea is to layer each successive coat, getting lighter as we go (dark to light--very spiritually and theologically on target). Gabriel's wings are black (I know, go figure!), although his wings will remain black, with detailing added to show the feathering. Anyway. while painting his wings yesterday I became aware of the enormity of them, and thought about how powerful they are. That got me thinking in directions I never would have contemplated otherwise, and it was a wonderful journey considering how God empowers us for our own particular journeys. It also brings new meaning to the phrase, "on the wings of angels." Can you hear them beating against the air? Whomp! Whomp! No whispy flapping here. Strong, powerful, more than sufficient to carry us through whatever trial we face. And then, soaring, soaring with ease and gentleness to rest from our labors.

Wish I could go on, but I've got to go! Blessings on the day. I'll carry you with me on Gabriel's wings!


KimQuiltz said...

I'm loving the idea of the wings. Love to you, Miss Anne.

Jayne said...

I love the excitement in your words and can't wait to see him!

Liz said...

I just thought of Madeleine L'Engle's stories of the winged creatures that carried the children through time, wrapped safely from harm. Now I need to dig those books out, it's time for a re-read ~ thanks for sending me there.

Jules said...

I am so glad you are so enjoying creating your icon!

Jan said...

How wonderful!


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