Holy Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do you, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who wander through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
Archangel Michael is painted on 14″ x 17″ bristol over a mixed media, collaged background.
Today we celebrate the Feast of Saint Therese.
Little Flower, pray for us.
“Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice,
here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word;
always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love.”
― Thérèse de Lisieux
Happy Anniversary to a fabulous couple!
May this wonderful day be filled with happy memories and simple pleasures.
Congratulations and thank you for letting Paint and Petal Studios be a part of your blessed day.
Lilies smell wonderful in the garden. These white ones appeared out of nowhere this year.
Sympathy flowers are the most heartbreaking part of floral design, but flowers can make a difference to someone we love when we have to say goodbye, or I care, or I will miss you, or I am sorry, or I love you.
We pray that in this time of loss,
You’ll feel God’s love
And that you’ll find your comfort
In the presence of the Lord
We pray God pours upon you,
His sweet amazing grace
And overflows your heart with peace
As you live in His embrace.
– M.S. Lowndes
So easy to create and so fun!
Have you tried it, if not here’s all you need:
A piece of wood
Paint or stain (optional)
A box of small nails
Patterns or shapes
And here is all you need to do:
Paint or stain or leave the wood as it is. I spray painted mine with two different colors.
Using a pencil, draw or trace the shapes onto your wood. I traced the shape of Idaho and then the shape of a heart on mine.
Now hammer in the nails to outline the shapes, start with corners and other key points on the shape.
After the shapes are outlined in nails, tie a piece of string to one of the nails,
now weave the string back and forth randomly inside the shape you want to fill in.
You may have to loop around some nails to hold the string in place.
Use just one color or as many colors of string as you would like.
When you are finished with each string tie it securely to a nail.
Outline your shape with string, wrapping each nail with a loop as you go.
That’s all there is too it!
Have some fun and make some string art.
These lovely ladies are in a garden of giant flowers, guided and protected by a loving dove. They are painted in acrylic on a 12″x24″ wood panel.