In my last post, Time…and Your Thoughts!, I asked you to join in an early Christmas brainstorm – to help me narrow down an encouraging message for this first in a series of pen & ink Christmas cards I’m working on…
Thank you for so many treasuring words and thoughts on what this scene evokes…what you would look for in a cheering Christmas card to give a friend or loved one!
I am so inspired by all your images of Christmas pure and joyful (like gentle swirls of snow), peace and hope (like a quiet coming upon a lovely old church in the wood) God as our refuge, the One Who holds us close...the One who is seeking our hearts! And, as one of you commented, overall I too envisioned this as a prayer from the giver to the receiver but was going back and forth on phrasing…
Your words helped me to put my own spinning thoughts into focus…
and like letters and words shaken in a cup, these are the ones that spilled forth upon my mind: 🙂
What do you think? 🙂
© Pam Depoyan
P.S. Because of your help, I was able to take this design to have some cards readied and printed up yesterday!
It is my prayer that God may use the message in drawing and words to stir His promise of hope and peace to someone who needs that cheer – especially in a season when joy is often mixed with sadness, loss or harried times!
Scans for my blog are always lighter than the way they really look in person… but I was able to print the actual cards in the crisp, clean black and white that I intended for this. I always love color, but there IS just SOMETHING about the sharp black and white that evokes a Christmas mood in me… evocative as some of my favorite Christmas classics, both in film and in the illustrations of beloved books like Dickens!
If you think this card might bless someone you know this upcoming Christmas season, please see my pen & ink HOME PORTRAITS page for more about ordering from one to as many as you’d like … 🙂
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Pen & Ink Church Drawing shown above: mine, all rights reserved. (Please do not copy without permission. Thanks! )