Photos courtesy of Pinterest. The above picture is from Rachel Ashwell, who sells a Shabby Chic line of home goods
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I have been taking advantage of the good weather, and after church I looked for places in the Bible that mentioned crowns. Then I painted crowns around the verses about crowns.
I much prefer painting figures and sewing priojects but wanted to try this. The crown of laurel was awarded to the athlete in ancient times, when he won the race. The crown of life in this verse refers to the running the spiritual race with the idea of winning the prize, a crown of life. It is a figure of speech that means developing good character and keeping on the right path. I put a fancy old kingly crown on the page.
It is harder for us to understand the reference to a crown in the Bible because we do not wear them or award them, like the laurel crowns that were given to winners of races.
This crown looks quite royal, and indeed, royalty is used as a figure of speech in the Bible to mean something special and important.
The crown of thorns and the purple robe put on Christ. I placed it over the words that tell about it, but my water color is transparent enough to read through the painting. This Bible will be retired soon, because the pages are coming out of it. Still, I like the idea of reading it with the pictures in it. I read the passage while painting , and find it effective in remembering! Then I can find the place easily because of the painting.
I don't have any crowns around here to copy, so you can tell I have not mastered the art of crowns, but it is the thought that counts!
Just another day of pretending to be an artist! I will be going back to sketching coats and hats soon! I saved one crown verse to paint a laurel crown, and I hope to add that soon.
Here is a picture of my summer hammock. I have not had time to use the hammock but I enjoyed looking at it :-)
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