Angels. They mean so many things to people. For some they are beings of light with wings and for others angels are friends. These talented, amazing, professional artists shared their ideas in works that are simply unforgettable.
I invite you to spend a little time basking in the beauty of angels and the amazing artists who shared their vision of them......
Maureen, a talented artist, created this gorgeous 9 X 9 watercolor.
"I realize my submission (9x9 watercolor with wax resist) might look like it was meant for LAST week's topic of stars . .. but no, this is really and truly my "angel" submission!" said Maureen. "Angels for me are thoughts from God, and they very often come to me in the dark times, and they bring light."
Althea, creator of Salvaged Expression, created this sensational piece.
"I call this "When we fly together." Basically it's just a memory of playing on rock outcrops as a child and a certain leap I loved," said Althea. "I realized too late that my submission this week seems to be my take on Natasha's journal last week! I'm not sure the marker worked out so if anyone has any input there let me know!
Amanda, creator of Persistent Green, created this phenomenal mixed media art journal page, in acrylic paint, ink, and tissue paper.
"Angels to me have always been those little whispering messages--sometimes they keep me out of harm's way, or they're urging me down a new creative path, or guiding me to just the right place at the right time," said Amanda. "The most important thing, I think, is being open and receptive enough to hear those little angel whispers. This art journal page explores finding a way to listen through the static of everyday life.
Felicia Kramer, cretor of Another Bright Idea, created these stunning pieces titled, “Littlest angel” and “Angel tidings”.
"This might not be quite what you had in mind with this theme, but I took it literally," said Felicia. "Last year I was an Etsy newbie and wasn’t quite prepared for the holidays, so I was determined to be ready this time. For the last two months I have been immersed in creating Christmas items, and this week I have been working on Christmas cards. I’m using photos of my own angel ornaments (I have quite a few), and enhancing the backgrounds with digital layering and effects. Feedback is welcome."
Bird, creator of Crow Tarot, created more beautiful angels for the Guardian Angel series, a stellar Interactive Landscape Angel, and a wonderful Ooak angel.
"Some more additions to the series, plus the originals back again just to keep things complete," said Bird. "I originally thought there were only going to be 8 more, but nearly a dozen more came to me today, so the series expandeth ever outwards! :-D Not all were able to be completed today, but will be soon, and thence to the shoppe for selling. :-D"
top row: Wisdom Angel, Prosperity Angel, God/dess Angel, Harvest Angel, Angel of Good Will, Seeker Angel
bottom row: Angel of the Blessed Virgin, Power Angel, Angel of Potentiality, Angel of the Psychic Arts, Lovers' Angel, Angel of the Flowers
Interactive Landscape Angel
"The first draft of an angel for the interactive landscapes," said Bird. "The pattern needs some work, but is coming along. :-D"
"I love this OoaK angel," said Bird. "The head is a faceted amethyst bead, and the rose quartz dress seems to float along, complete with waves of fabric."
Doodlestar created this new journal cover.
"I painted this with acrylics but I'd love to use markers to have the same effect. Any suggestions? Feedback on this piece is appreciated."
This week, I looked around and found Angels among Etsy artist items. These folks do not know they are in the TST yet...I am going to write to surprise them. More artists to celebrate and invite to play - YAY!
Cat Angel (black and white) Heart Ornament
She Has Her Very Own Guardian Angel . . . it is a HANDMADE GREETING CARD for girls who need to know that someone is looking out for them.
© Judy Beedle Photography
Well, next week's theme is "Messy Hands."
Whether you take a photo of your hands while they are creating a new piece or you find some amazing way of celebrating the beauty of hands - look at how they allow you to create gorgeous works - celebrate hands. Paint them, let them mash clay, cover them in tape, write on them, let them play with a material you never use - just get them really dirty!!!