St Michael the Archangel

St. Michael the Archangel

St Michael is the patron of police, paratroopers, mariners, grocers and sickness.

In this painting St Michael is represented as an angelic warrior

who is holding a pair of scales for weighing souls

on the Day of Judgement.

Archangel Michael is painted in acrylic on a 12 x 16 wood panel.

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Archangel Michael

Archangel Michael

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.

Sympathy Flowers

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.

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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

String Art

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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
A hammer
Some string
Scissors
Patterns or shapes
A pencil

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.