Saturday, December 1, 2012

Month of the Angels

December - the month when winged creatures from heaven play a dominant role in peoples' lives.

I'm not quite sure whether I really believe in angels. I certainly do think that everybody has a guardian angel who protects us although I am also convinced that often they have a hard time doing this, judging from all the stupid things we do. My guardian angel certainly was working overtime when I was younger.

I have always loved that angels told the shepherds about the birth of Jesus first. These beautiful, graceful creatures chose the poor, hard-working, probably dirty and smelly men to tell them these joyful news. I has always given me a sense of justice, and rightly so.


For me, angels belong to Christmas, there is no way around it. I've put them on ornaments and I love to make them as little tags - like this one. It's simply made of paper, stamped, filled in with watercolor and a pair of shiny wings added as well as a strip of light pink lace. My neighbor from across the street of our old house bought these (I had made ten of them) and I am happy that they found such a good home.

I am linking this to Inspiration Avenue where everything is about angels this week.

13 comments:

Jan said...

Thanks for coming by to visit my blog today. And here I am posting on yours! Your tag is very lovely and the little angel face so sweet.

I read your bio and find it interesting that you and I have similar interests. Photography is my newest passion, although mixed media still is a passion.

Nice to 'meet' you. Your work is lovely and I enjoy your blog posts!

Jan

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I love this...wonderful!

Orsolina said...

Das ist ein schöner ausgefallener Engel. Ich wünsche dir und deiner Familie einen schönen 1. Advent.

LG Biggi

Maria Ontiveros said...

What an interesting connection. I never thought of December as the season for angels. . . but I love the idea.
Rinda

The Elephant's Child said...

My jury is out about angels (guardian or otherwise) but, paradoxically, I loved your angel tags - who would also make very good book marks.

helloitssandra.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful work, i love the pink lace at the bottom, so sweet :)

see you there! said...

Glad to see you at IA Carola. Your angel tag is great and I love the way you have photographed her.

Darla

Diane ~ said...

Beautiful post and a lovely angel tag!I also agree that it is rather marvelous that God chose lowly shepherds to tell about the birth of Jesus!

Magpie said...

Beautiful, whimsical angel tag! I love the colors ~ there is brightness but the whole effect is soft and ethereal.

So glad to see you back at Inspiration Avenue!

Ginnie said...

I totally believe in angels, Carola, for a hundred thousand reasons. And yes, I know my one guardian angel has had to work overtime with me. But then, look at how much I've taught her! I think we're both envious of each other. :)

Barb said...

Lovely !! Ü

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Such a sweet tag! Thank you for the sweet comments you left on my blog. I hope you have a wonderful week!

JoZart said...

I love this angel, it is fabulous in it's simplicity
Jo x