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Psalm 145 Print

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Dear friends,

The Psalm 145 print is the only large print available in our store, click here to see details. Our customers have framed it in so many beautiful ways with colorful mats and ribbons, so I thought I’d share some photos with you.
Psalm 145
The Psalm 145 print is called an illumination. An illuminated manuscript is calligraphed words that include illustration in the form of decorated capital letters, borders or small illustrations. In former times, these manuscripts were defined by their use of actual gold or silver.

The Psalm 145 print is a signed and numbered, 15½ by 24-inch print available for $25. The original art for this print is 25 by 39 inches. I executed the letters with a pointed-pen and painted the border with gouache (an opaque watercolor).

This intricately delicate artwork draws you to come close to examine each word of the Lord in this Psalm.

Script writing with a pointed pen flourished in the late 1800s and early 1900s during the Golden Age of Ornamental Penmanship when master, itinerant penmen competitively promoted and propagated their particular styles among school students and in business. Today, script writing and good penmanship are almost lost skills, but anyone can learn this relaxing art! Click here to see the free instructions if you want to learn. Click here if you want to purchase the instructions.

God bless you,

Beth Ann

Psalm 145

Beautiful Word

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Dear friends,

This greeting card is called Beautiful Word and is found in the Quietness Collection.  The original artwork for this greeting card was created in an oil painting workshop taught by nationally-known, award-winning impressionist painter, Mark Gingerich.

Beautiful WordOn the first day of the workshop, Mark asked us to arrange our own still life setting. Since I had not worked with oil paints for a long time, I knew I needed subject matter that inspired me. I arranged a still life that included items representing my passions – my Bible of 35 years, flowers, and then study books – items that symbolized the beauty and depth of God’s Word.

I drew the composition onto the canvas, painted major blocks of color with a few details, and then Mark applied the master’s finishing touches. This painting is a collaboration that expresses Mark’s unique giftedness. This is the only Flower Girl Greeting card that is not solely my artwork or photography, but permission was given to share it with you.

Psalm 119:103 – How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

Psalm 119:140 – Your word is very pure, therefore Your servant loves it.

Psalm 138:1-3
I will give You thanks with all my heart;
I will sing praises to You before the gods.
I will bow down toward Your holy temple
And give thanks to Your name for Your lovingkindness and Your truth;
For You have magnified Your word according to all Your name.
On the day I called, You answered me;
You made me bold with strength in my soul.

God bless you!
Beth Ann

 

 

 

 

 

Visual Reminders In Your Home

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In Your Home“You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.” Deuteronomy 6:9

Dear friends,

Flower Girl Greeting cards are printed on superior presses using high-quality paper making them suitable for framing. Their timeless message promotes the power of God’s Word in your home.

Flower Girl Greetings has card designs suitable for a pastor’s study, girl’s room, boy’s room, living room or any room in your home. The cards fit nicely into standard-size frames. Double or triple mats can be used to add prominence and size to the framed art.

The mat surrounding the art could be cut at your nearby framing store using the framing measurements on the About Page of our website.

For suggestions or help, please call 614-664-9547 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

God bless you,
Beth Ann

 

 

 

 

 

Colliding Colors

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colliding colors paint wall

Colliding Colors

After a job ended a few years ago, I decided to take a day to relax and paint a bathroom with warm pinks (peaches and melons) and cool pinks (lilacs and fuscias). I liked how they pooled together, but there was too much pink! So, I added a light olive on two of the walls. On the wall in this photo that had already been painted lilac, I couldn’t decide if I should leave it that way or paint it with the olive green. So, I decided to paint it both colors.
I think I’ll do something like this in my foyer someday with more detail in the leaves. If you decide to try this, you might want to draw it first.