Monday, December 14, 2009

The Angels Of The Holy Season

(copyright Anne M. Huskey-Lockard, 2009. All rights reserved.)

Yesterday I finished the photographs of the set of angels and today, the introduction of each and their story. I apologize for the lack of replies to comments yesterday; whopping migraine and it still is here today, so I am planning an easy day.
I had to post these before temporarily closing comments (which I will do tomorrow) as they are a small visual gift for all who read.......

I wanted to provide a close up of the last, as it is in some ways, my favorite.
I hope you enjoy these; where the ideas came from, I don't know. I can only take credit for penning them to paper......
Now, their story, in the order they appear in the top photograph:

The Light Bearer: The Light Bearer brings into the heavens the Christmas Star, carried gently but firmly through the  cold, windy, dark of night---it is set firmly on high for all to see. The Light Bearer carries and places the star that announces the humble birth in the stable in Bethlehem, and tends it until it's time is passed.

The Herald: The Herald is the angel most beautiful to the eye, pleasant to behold. The Herald speaks to the shepherds in the fields, telling them of the glory to be found in Bethlehem. The beauty of The Herald calms the fears of the simple men that are out in the night, tending to their flocks and urges them to rise and begin their journey.

The Guide: The Guide is a swift angel who is richly dressed, going before the Magi as they continue their trek, following the Great Star to find the newborn King. The Guide is fast and wise, knowing the cunning in the hearts of evil men, and imparts this knowledge to the Magi, to protect the newborn Child and send them home to their own countries by varied routes. The Guide is fierce to protect the child King.

May you enjoy the season, may you enjoy the small illustrations and the thoughts that go with them.
May you, and all your friends and family have the best of blessings......



Bunny said...

All I can say is they are Spectacular. Am thinking about you.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Thanks Bunny!!!
Double thanks!


Linda Moran said...

Wow - fabulous!!!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Thanks Linda! :)


Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

These are truly marvelous ... they make such a gorgeous trio. You really must get a mat cut so that all three will always be displayed together.

I'm thinking of you!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Thanks Tristan!
Will be glad for Wednesday to be DONE.....
And I still want that petticoat that you had on your blog...! LOL!


Marilyn said...

Anne.... This a beautiful trio. You do such amazing work!!
Take Care my Friend..... Will be waiting for your return!

gypsylulu said...

Wow!...all put in place ...
how beautiful and appropriate for now.
I'm sure these angels will be watching over you, you follow this next journey...
I'll be thinking of you and sending prayers your way...
much love and hugs..
XOXO, gypsy

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Thanks girls,

Just awaiting it all being over...and none too quickly either! Wish it was today.


tallboy said...

My goodness--what beautiful expressions of faith and love. Thanks for posting--would love to see them up close some time.

Leslie said...

Oh, Anne! Thank you for the wonderful gift you have shared with us. They are lovely and their stories touched my heart.

Love to you, hope that migraine departs soonest. Take care of you!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Tallboy, no doubt you will... they are tiny, can be tucked into a purse or jacket pocket easily!

Pax my friend....

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Thank yo Leslie,

Hoping the migraine goes bye-bye---too much to deal with right now.


Deborah said...

Absolutely stunning! I love them, Anne. Angels will surround you during surgery and recovery and carry you quickly back to those who love you, which includes this little cyber world. **blows merry kisses** Deb

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Thanks Deb!
Trying this see if Blogger will let me comment.... >:(


audrey said...

Oh, Anne, this trio of angels is stunning ~ magical ~ beautiful. I agree with Tristan. They will look spectacular framed together.
The story you wrote to go along with each one is so fitting.
The angels and the stories - just WOW, Anne.
You are in my thoughts and prayers. All will be well.
♥ audrey

Robbie said...

Anne, they are BEAUTIFUL!!! Nicely done!!!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Thanks girls!
Hving some ISP problems this a.m.
Am hoping I am posting and it's not going into the ether! LOL!!!


di from di-did-it said...

Beautiful & moving. I especially like The Light Bearer. Prints of these pieces would make beautiful greeting cards ~ something to consider when you open your etsy....

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Di,

Yes, thinking of other possibilities too! Thanks for the comments!


Gayle Pritchard said...

Truly lovely, and with such a gentle hand! I agree that they should be matted and framed to be displayed together.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

thanks Gayle....well I guess I'll have to *listen* to the experts on this! :)


Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Anne,
WOW-These angels are absolutely beautiful. I enjoyed the stories that went along with each angel.
I hope your migraine has ran away!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Anna, head doesn't have bongos in it...LOL!!
Thanks for th angel comments; enjoyed doing them.
Will have to figure out how to mount the three together....


Queenmothermamaw said...

Absolutely beautiful. Sorry about your H/A that can be a life stopper. Don't know about the surgery, but will keep you in my prayers. Your work is stunning.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Thanks for stopping by; I've been through hip pinning and this will offer more mobility. Appreciate the prayers for sure!
And thank you for the kind words on my work......
I'll be back; just a brief *vacation*...NOT! LOL!!


Magpie's Mumblings said...

Anne - these angels are simply stunning and, as others have said, they need to be framed. Please include your wonderful story along with the framing though, because the words add so much.
Healing thoughts will be with you and I know your angels will watch over you. Take care.

Sophia said...

Thinking of you and hoping you are doing well. Hugs!

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