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!!!!!


  1. She is absolutely gorgeous! I am glad I clicked on it to see it close up, and to see the words woven in her hair. I am sure they were thrilled with your donation.

  2. ann, thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting on my background painty-messy pages :) i love doing them!

    i really love the rotating block in your sidebar! that is really cool and a great way to show some of your favorite drawings! and Evangeline is beautiful! i am intimidated by this type of drawing - i wish i could do a beautiful lady with flowing locks, and those hand pictures - i want to be able to do one of those, also. beautiful work you do!

  3. Hi Ann, just popping over to let you know I have nominated you for the Liebster Award.

    head on over to my blog to see what its about, it's all in fun♥


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  4. Your work is incredible!! I've been sitting here playing with your photo cube, too neat!!!