Feb 19, 2011

Angels and Prayer


we call to them
in the form of prayer
their spirits lay on top of ours
even permeating

some times it's hard to tell who is who
simply the nature
of how they imbue
us with their answer
we call to them
in the form of prayer
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This was an interesting piece that I did for my class at Willowing

the theme was angel
we were to draw and paint the angel
then cut the angel out of the page

create a background on a separate paper
and layer them
adhering them together

I had one heck of a time coming up with a background I liked

This is what the cut out angel looked like:



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Visit lady Sophia's: Sunday Sketches
to enjoy wonderful art
or even join us with your own sketch!
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Visit: One Single Impression to enjoy others poetry
thank you Sandra for the prompt: top

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I am happy to announce that I have added small affordable prints of my 
art and photography to both my etsy shops


art: Beauty Flows
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photography: Spirithelpers 
yea, new items!
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63 comments:

  1. Tammie, when I read this I had to blink twice! I often pray to angels (talk to them, feel their presence, in general commune with them). Just yesterday I was thinking how amazing it would be to be an angel... And then I read this lovely, beautiful poem and it feels as if I received direct correspondence!

    Looking at your Etsy site, I hope you add this angel art to it.. I would buy this in second. Please let me know...

    (and thank you for your kind visit to my Little Writer blog!)

    April

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  2. "some times it's hard
    to tell who is who
    simply the nature
    of how they imbue
    us with their answer"....

    It is true...as they pass through and around us, they share...or maybe they just remind us of what we already know...
    xoxo
    love the painting...

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  3. Hi Tammie..wow..beautiful!! This is absolutely gorgeous and inspiring...Angels are very special beings..and my experienecs with them have changed my life powerfully! Magnificent art...wow...so special!!
    HUgs and love and angel sparkles..'
    Kiki~

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  4. hello April,
    How lovely that this poem and painting touched you. I wrote this poem yesterday, the very day you were having those thoughts!

    I am printing this up today and if it turns out well I will place it in my store and let you know!

    Julie,

    Thank you for your lovely message. It is always fun for me to hear how people feel and relate to angels!

    Ms. Kiki,
    Thank you! So lovely that angels have touched your heart and life!

    warmth,

    Tammie

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  5. Oh my goodness, this is amazing! you are so talented!!

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  6. What a beautiful piece! I love how you use color and patterns.

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  7. How truly lovely! You did a wonderful job with this. I haven't gotten to the angel part of the class - I am woefully behind (as always). You have captured the angel's love and purity so well. Fantastic! Theresa

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  8. What to say Tammie... I often find angels whispering in my ears..whenever I am praying or walking or just sit with myself.. trust me these voices are so musical and soothing.. I found them here on your page too..

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  9. What to say Tammie... I often find angels whispering in my ears..whenever I am praying or walking or just sit with myself.. trust me these voices are so musical and soothing.. I found them here on your page too..

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  10. Beauty layered between the heavens and the earth... Loved this.

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  11. Angelic...love it. It reminds me of a famous painting...can't remember by whom...

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  12. You did a fantastic job!! I love that background. It is kinda Art Deco! I love your angels!

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  13. Love the idea of angel spirits permeating us! Beautiful!

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  14. Cute, beautiful angels.

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  15. i like the first sketch more, it is serene yet powerful, i wish u had kept the wings a li'l bigger in the cut-out angel :)

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  16. :) :) I personally love this the most! It's just something what happened to me recently that my prayers are answered in an unexpected way (good way of course XD). If they were to show up themselves in front of us, I guess it would something like what you have visualized in your painting, with all their love and care.

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  17. Excellent, comforting words and image. Enjoyed it.

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  18. Wow Tammie you did a great job with the angel. Love all the detail. How are you getting on with the mermaid? I'm enjoying exploring the different styles of the artists she showcases.

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  19. I think your art is awesome Tammie. I especially love this one. take care/

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  20. I love what you've created, looks gorgeous, and nice poem to go with it.

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  21. OMG! This looks like a medieval icon. Your drawing style has really taken a personal turn and it is so wonderful!

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  22. I love the direction you've headed with your drawings (and the patterns in their hair are wonderful).

    xo
    Kristin

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  23. Love this sketch. I am so into angels! :-)

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  24. Gorgeous, I think you chose a really good background for the angels. Love the softness of this.

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  25. Heavenly. Like how you are playing with hair, too.

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  26. Lady Sophia?! Ha! LOVE it! =) I just might adopt that. hee hee

    LOVE your angel piece this week. I was like...whoa!!! They are beautiful. Nice job. =)

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  27. What pretty angels!

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  28. Absolutely beautiful piece! I love the way you styled their hair. Powerful poem, too.

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  29. This turned out soooo gorgeous Tammie! I loved it before, but now with the background it is just so perfect! You bring me peace and I cannot thank you enough for that!!

    Smiles and hugs

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  30. i love your finished result. you did a great job. willow's work is great too. i've seen her work on YouTube. so glad to hear you have new items in your etsy shop. hoping to get my shop up one day soon. have a great day.

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  31. It turned out beautifully!! I love the praying girl. The background image is perfect for them!

    And even more wonderful with the lovely poem!

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  32. Your words and image is beautifully written and done.
    Thanks for the link at 'Sunday Sketches'. I entered mine with my other blog.

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  33. I just love this image. Love it. :)

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  34. I love the angel....so beautiful and serene.

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  35. This painting really reflects a sort of calming feeling. The colors you chose to color her wings in really make her look angelic!

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  36. beautiful theme, perfect for a Sunday.

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  37. Tammie,
    beautiful...sweet emotion from the painting and the words. I like how you shared the process with us...fun to see how you work!
    good luck with your shop!!! have a great sunday.

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  38. Angels are with us, always and everywhere. What a serene and beautiful post, I'm so glad I stopped by. I love this painting!

    Hugs my dear, G

    www.mypoeticpath.wordpress.com

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  39. What a lovely angel - and it's always so interesting to see the stages a picture goes through

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  40. Oh, my! This is wonderful, wonderful!

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  41. Tammie, I bought it! Thank you for letting me know. What a great Etsy site you have... I love your work.

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  42. Your background came out very nice, Tammie. And you picture fits the lovely poem very well. I like!
    ..
    BTW, Last Friday I finally wrote a little tanka using your prompt, Incandescent. It was a fun writing project, thank you.
    ..

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  43. Tammie, your painting is simply divine. I love the beautiful texture and the medieval feel to it. You've done an amazing job! Hugs. oxx

    PS: Thank you for your kind thoughts for my dad. You're such a darling friend.

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  44. Tammie, this is my favorite post and piece of yours so far. As a spiritual person who has a strong belief in the power of pray, this struck a deep chord. I love the colors and medieval quality to the work.

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  45. Your angel is beautiful and you've chosen a perfect background. The drawing is peaceful and serene even without the colors added.

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  46. beautiful work and words!!

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  47. enjoyed it!
    i so believe in guardian angels!

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  48. yes so peaceful. who is who, who are we? you capture our moment in time,images that protect and nourish us. thanks for sharing

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  49. Very nice! I agree with the peaceful. :)

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  50. Angels are the most comforting spirits. Beautiful poem. This drawing reminds me of my youth when I could see my angel. She looked a lot like this.

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  51. I like this post so very much--the words and the images. Angels. I often feel their arms around me.

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  52. so many lovely comments, and im with everyone here!!!

    Your angels are real beauty...

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  53. i love angels!
    & i love how you made their hair!
    altogether winged beauuuuuuty!
    xox

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  54. it is wonderful to have a permanent partner in prayer.. a covering of sorts filled with all sorts of wonderful things... love the artwork and your notes of the process.... thank you for the link i shall follow the art...

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  55. Thank you so much, Tammie :) May your everyday fills with joy and peaceful! xoxo

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  56. Your angels are beautiful - with and without the background.
    Have a lovely day, Tammie. x

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  57. Oh my my my my MY! Wow, Tammie! They are beautiful! There is such a look of calming peace and reassurance in the angel's sweet face. Her eyes are so clear and mesmerizing. The colors and patterns in their hair! Gorgeous! Fantastic, incredible job. The background is very beautiful and looks like a relic.

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  58. Such a moving piece and the background is perfect :D

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  59. Tammie, I love this piece! When you said you were working on angels, a warm feeling came to my heart. Their beautiful love is with us always, and sometimes I forget about them. You offered me a beautiful reminder! And your art captures the essence of their love.

    Willowing is an inspiring site too!

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  60. This is so nice! It seems so serene and the colors are just wonderful. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. I really appreciate it! By the way, it's neat to see your sketches and then how they are as paintings.

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  61. Oh, Tammy--what a lovely lovely piece. Your work has such an ethereal feel about it. It touches me deeply.

    Thank you so much for sharing with all of us--we are ever so blessed.

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  62. Very lovely! :) The eyes of the one is so vivid! Nice colors!

    Peace & love :)

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  63. Its as if a greater re-membered self is blessing and re-uniting with an emerging self.

    You are exposed to cosmic air each time an old bandaid is pulled off.

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