I’m not Catholic, but in college I got into the habit of observing Lent with my roommates and friends. Usually this takes the form of my giving up something that I enjoy, like chocolate. Some years are different and I choose to do something instead. One year, while pregnant, I got up at 5:00 before my tiny kiddos were awake and read through the Bible noting verses about mothers and children and labour. This year I’m trying out a visual approach with images that are reminders of my faith. We’ll see how it works.
ETA: I forgot to explain that the letters on this cross spell light on the vertical and life on the horizontal.
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I too am observing lent (even though I”m not a catholic), this year I’m giving up coffee and sugar. We’ll see how it goes.
Nice sketch, I especially like the lettering. Well done.
This is a lovely piece, and comment.
Thanks Johanna, and good luck!!
I like this a lot. The lettering is really special, and the background is just right! nancy
Ahhh, I am a bad Catholic. This is beautiful and you did a great job on the lettering, also.
Thanks everyone! I had a lot of fun with the lettering for this one.