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I need an angel of slumber to cure my night-owlish ways, and shut my eyes by 10pm : )

October 2011

This work started out on paper. The angels were two scrapbook images I had in my mess of scrapbook paper. The hands I drew and the bush I drew. There are some decorative corner designs – they are stickers. I then scanned the image and processed it in picasa first using focal b&w tool, and then graduated tint tool for the light from above. I then transferred to picnik and added two different textures and a tarnished copper (greenish) vignette. And that’s how it came to be.

I have always loved angel forms. When my grandmother lived with me and was dying with Alzheimer’s, I did her room in pink victorian lace paint and stenciled soft white cherubs all around the top of her ceiling. She loved it. I LOVED her. I DEDICATE this work to my precious grandmother, Marie

This work reminds me of Enya’s Song- Angelswritten below

Angels, answer me,
are you near if rain should fall?
Am I to believe
you will rise to calm the storm?
so great a treasure words will never do.
Surely, if this is,
promises are mine to give you.
mine to give…
Here, all too soon the day!
Wish the moon to fall and alter
I should know
heaven has her way -
each one given memories to own.
Angels, all could be
should you move both earth and sea
Angels, I could feel
all those dark clouds disappearing…
Even, as I breathe
comes an angel to their keep.
Surely, if this is
promises are mine to give you.
mine to give…

Stephanie started out painting early on in life…a few years ago she picked up a camera and began experimenting with photography and digital art. To assess and hone her skills she joined Redbubble and several other art sites where she has made invaluable relations, and learned much. Her favorite for now is experimenting with digital art. She lives in the US.

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  • jammingene
    jammingeneabout 3 years ago

    I love this Steph..beautiful work..Sorry to hear about your grandma

  • Thank you very much my dear, sweet friend! I am surprised and thrilled you like it- you are pretty diverse… well, I don’t know if you knew your Grandparents, some people don’t ever get that pleasure, but if you did, and you’re close, you know in your heart that you’re going to lose them at some point, and always wonder when and how, or I did at least, because they were such a huge part of my life- I lived with them til I was 2yrs., lived right down the road for 10yrs, and then at 19, I moved in with them and helped take care of them, then they moved in with me, lol. So I was with them most of my life. It’s all good though- they are buried beside each other on the mountaintop they were born on- together. Thanks for being a sweet friend. The world is a better place because you’re around : )

    – Sharksladie

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful dedication Steph…amazing work. I do hope the angel of slumber descends upon you at 10pm every night.

  • Thank you Andrea dear- I hope so toooo! I’m surely going to try and help out by getting in the bed : ) xx

    – Sharksladie

  • Rhenastarr
    Rhenastarrabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful work, so tender a dedication for one so loved.

  • Marie, Thank you so much! My grandmother’s name was also Marie-how neat! : ) So glad to have your opinions! : )

    – Sharksladie

  • virginian
    virginianabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful work and dedication.

  • Thank you very much Judy for the visit and compliment- I’m very grateful for it! xx Steph : )

    – Sharksladie

  • canonman99
    canonman99about 3 years ago

    nicely presented Stephanie

  • Thanks handsomeman. Glad you think so. Wondered about you- hope you are well and smoothe sailing for you!! xx S.

    – Sharksladie

  • zpawpaw
    zpawpawabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful work and dedication for your precious grandmother! She is surely smiling!:))

  • Thanks there sweet man! Much appreciated- and I hope she is : )

    – Sharksladie

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsabout 3 years ago

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww BLESS , your tribute to your grandma is sooooooooo special , your all heart and this breathtaking work strikes a chord !…… Your fabulous comment is so Fab ,,,Lovely lips speak lovely words ……many thanks Steph …….Love & Peace Paul

  • jeanlphotos
    jeanlphotosabout 3 years ago

    Beautifully dedicated to your Grandmother..I bet she loved her lovely room

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2about 3 years ago

    This is exceedingly beautiful and very emotional. I have recently re-launched ‘Inspired By Music’ group and if you could add a song that inspires you to this image in your description, I would gladly accept it here
    Our challenge is angels at the moment too, but I need a song!

  • ok- I got you a song. It is beneath the rest of the description though, so you must click on “show full description” to see the song and lyrics. Cheers : ) Steph.

    – Sharksladie

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2about 3 years ago

    Ok Steph. It’s in! The title of the song or music is enough. Don’t want to create more work for members than necessary but thanks for the lyrics too. Beautiful work.

  • OK, all’s good : ) Thank you for the invite! Many blessings to you and thank you for the compliment!! : )

    – Sharksladie

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