Friday, January 24, 2014

Saint Francis Blessing




This winter has been a time for reflection and gratitude.

Some new drawings have inspired works on sheet
metal. 





















Soon St. Francis will join the birds in the garden.

If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men". -St. Francis of Assisi


9 comments:

  1. This is lovely, Ramona; it'll be a beautiful addition to your garden.
    The quote is actually from the book of Numbers, chapter six. It's also known as the Priestly Blessing in Judaism - I guess there are certain services in which it's given.
    I like your hare, especially - he looks glad to be near St. Francis.

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    1. Thank you so much for your info on the quote. It may not have come from a reliable source so I changed it. Yes, I think the rabbit loves to accompany St. Francis everywhere:-)

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  2. Oh I love the face of Saint Francis!! Oh I love the face of the rabbit!! These ears are listening!!! Beautiful work Ramona!

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    1. Thank you :-) I think this rabbit is very wise.

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  3. Exciting to follow the coming into life of this artwork, combined with your daily life with animal-souls.

    I cut with you the iron, I feel it really! :)

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    1. Yes! I know you feel this! You are with me always in metal work.

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    2. I know this! Greeting to grey Francis from grey Puma!

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  4. the quote you share makes me think of meat eaters....
    i have been told, that as long as people eat animals there will be war on earth, it is something i have remembered. I was a vegetarian for a 1/4 of a century, but not any more.

    Your St. Francis is wonderful and i can only imagine will inspire a feeling of peace and joy in your garden.

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    1. Thank you Tammie, I look forward to placing my St. Francis outdoors as soon as he's finished.

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