She's finally finished! Since you last saw her (and her is indeed the Virgin Mary), I layered more color on her headscarf, and added the words around her face. They are a quote from Luke 1:47-48, and read "Oh, how my soul praises the Lord. How my spirit rejoices in God my Savior! For he took notice..."
I'm quite pleased with how this piece turned out -- and I'm still in love with my watersoluble crayons! They are so much fun to work with. I created Mary using the crayons almost exclusively; I also used graphite pencil, acrylic paint, and a gel pen.
You can find Mary in my Etsy shop as a Christmas card here. As always, my cards and most prints come with free shipping!
Now, I have to decide who or what the subject of my next Christmas-themed creation is going to be. Any suggestions?
I have decided to join Ann Voskamp (and many others) in counting the One Thousand Gifts I receive from God in large and small packages throughout my days. To participate, find out more here. Here are the gifts He gave this week:
#1... making art outside
#2... working on the spare room with the Best Husband Ever
#3... Cody playing with his yellow dog toy
#4... pumpkin cottage cheese for breakfast
#5... cider-scented candles
#6... warm tea
#7... a sweet, sweet time with God
#8... chihuahua yawns