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Peace on Earth

Peace Dove Candle holder

Watercolor in Moleskine watercolor notebook (plus a little salt)
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For most people, today was all about celebrating Christmas. For me it was a luxuriously quiet and spacious day. I did this little painting of a glass dove candle holder that my mother gave me as a first year anniversary present many years ago. I didn’t like it at the time as I felt it had too many pointy edges, though I don’t understand that thought now.

A crystal dove, the symbol of peace seemed a good subject for Christmas day. Spending the afternoon at my drawing table, sipping a cup of sweet pomegranite-flavored green tea while listening to a good book and painting as the sky darkened and the candle glowed was very peaceful.

As the days begin to lengthen, I wish you, and all the world, Peace.

12 replies on “Peace on Earth”

Jana – how glorious and serene, I envy you for the day of spaceous peace. Thank you for this lovely entry, the light is great, I believe you captured the moment and the subject and the loving memory of your Mother’s gift.
Thank you and peace to you as well.
Sandy

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BEAUTIFUL! Fantastic chrystal rendering …. lovely, lovely thoughts.

BTW, my dd gave me some pomegranate tea for Christmas (are you SURE we’re not related??? LOL) — DELISH!

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I’m so glad you painted this lovely dove with such grace and flowing peacefulness. It is just what I needed to see. The fact is it made me cry for happiness. Sometimes (this Christmas) I got wrapped up in the hustle and bustle, and got over whelmed and laid in bed; Blowing off what the day was all about! Thanks for the reminder.

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Gorgeous job on the crystal dove! Lots of neat shapes and reflections. I’ve been hooked on the pomegranate white tea from Trader Joe’s for a while – delish!! The perfect cup to enjoy while working on a “peace” work of art. Just makes me want to say “ahhhhhhh.”

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Funny how such strange little items grow on one – you’ve done a beautiful picture of it – I especially like the flame and the wick looks so real. I’ll have to look out for pomegranite tea.

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Peace to you as well, Jana. I am finding this painting and loving the association of colors — a relief from the usual expected Christmas (commercial) tones. What a great image for peace.

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