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Thursday, 24 September 2015

Isaiah 60

Hello Friends,

Last night a mission team called "10 White Trucks" came to our little island to collect gifts for Israel.
Imagine my surprise and delight when the key speaker opened to Isaiah 60 and started reading. Tuesday I started a two-page layout based on Isaiah 60, quoting verse 2. I finished the 2nd page of the layout shortly before leaving for the meeting last night.
I started by scribbling and finger-blending charcoal all over my page and then using a stencil and kneadable eraser to lift off colour for the moon. I got the idea from Lindsay Weirich, The Frugal Crafter. If you are interested, the tutorial is HERE. I fixed it with hairspray and then took it for a walk, along with my chalk pastels. In an open field near my house I added some clay red, golden yellow, black and a bit of cherry red. I brought some white Gesso along, which I delicately dabbed with a dry sea sponge as highlights for the moon. This is my interpretation of the blood moon which is due to appear over Israel on September 28. I think we may be able to see it too.
After fixing the chalk layer with hair spray and printing the first half of Isaiah 60:2, I covered most of the facing page with black chalk pastel. I created a 'horizon line' in yellow and a kind of blob at the center. My photo was taking at an angle so the horizon line looks crooked, but it really isn't.
I fixed this chalk layer and came back later to see what I could make of it. A lion seemed to be crouching and peering down so that is what I tried to bring out with acrylic paints. I added other rainbow-like colours to represent God's Promises.
Then I added the second half of Isaiah 60:2, also with white gel pen. The tiny stick figures (people) were done with white acrylic paint.
And here is the complete 2nd page of my layout.
May the Lion of Judah arise over Israel to breathe upon them and bless them!

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Blessing hugs,

PS - You are beautiful and you are loved.


Beth Niquette said...

Oh, my. This took my breath away...it fills my eyes, which is the greatest compliment I can give.

Nancy said...

Wow, Teresa! Just WOW!
Fantastic work! :o)

Angela Hoynes said...

Wow Teresa, you are so brilliant! Your moon is wonderful. as for you lion, he is incredible.

Lady Anne Milnes Howard said...

Oh Teresa, I too love your moon and that Lion is sensational.
Amazing work sweetheart...
Love ~ Lady Anne xxx