Deep Magic Tangles

Friday, February 1, 2013

Faith, Hope, and Love

"And now these three, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love." 1 Corinthian 13:13

I was invited to submit a Zentangle® art piece for the annual art auction benefiting the Women's Initiative Network. This is a local non-profit agency that assists women in abusive and violent situations in finding work, teaching job skills and how to job hunt, acquiring business clothing, etc. Here is the piece I created for this worthy cause. It is entitled, "These Three Abide".

"These Three Abide"

Whenever I hear those three words, I am reminded of a song my sister taught me when we were children.

Faith, hope, and charity
That's the way to live successfully.
How do I know?
The Bible tells me so!

This is the largest piece I have ever done - 11" X 14". I had fun choosing the tangles to fill it, and used several I had never done before...cubine, punzel, striping, and scroll feather. 

I've named this lovely woman Evangeline. She, like her namesake, exemplifies strength and determination, bound together with cords of faith. Indomitable courage in the face of overwhelming adversity.  I like her - she makes me happy. Her face is lifted toward the sun, toward the future...confident, expectant, hopeful. 

...but I'm ready to go back to my little three and a half inch tiles!

The The Diva is giving away one of Carole Ohl's wonderful "Tangle A Day Calendar"s!
oooh, ooh, ooh, pick me, pick me, pick me!!!!!