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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Windows and Wishes


This morning I received land mail from my good friend Joan Sandford-Cook. Her words came hand written on one of her own printed cards, of which she sent two!
I decided to cut the blank one up and stick it in my journal, the 8x20" original started a series of long rectangles in today's journal page. I filled the second with a quick sketch of my youngest Son, Harry, sorting through his sketching box, making room for new work and possible gifts from Santa. In the third oblong I decide to work from imagination, rendering part of Joan's beautiful stained glass window painting into a scene of my own.
Harry is going into hospital for surgery on his teeth tomorrow, so I especially like the fact that he is sandwiched between light and a place of prayer on this page.



The second page in my journal today is a personal wish I make every year, sketched from imagination and hope!

6 comments:

mARTa said...

I am sending good wishes for Harry and you! The light will surely shine on all of you. YOur post is beautiful...

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

I love your scenes Anita, especially that church window! Good luck to Harry - I'm not sure what kind of surgery....but our youngest had to have quite a bit of surgery as well in her series of orthodontic treatment and here she is today, with beautiful, big white teeth! A lot of LTC for him afterwards!
Ronell

Robyn said...

Yes, best wishes to young Harry.
This is a beautiful page, Anita.
And I make that same wish - Let it Snow. I think it's our inner child ;)

Jill said...

I love it and ironically it justed started snowing here. Not enough to cancel school, so while I am looking at your drawing, my kids are behind me complained. So appropo!

Joan said...

I like the vertical rectangles. Good luck to Harry! The sketch of the candles in front of the window gives it a lovely look. Cute little imaginary sketch of the girl with her fingers crossed behind her back. Nice!!

Felicity said...

Love the triptych, it's gorgeous!