Hi, everyone, all my wonderful followers and readers.As you know we have had a very sad time here in Connecticut. The sadness is palpable around here no matter who you talk to.
My nephew (who lives in Newtown and whose kids go to different schools) made some wooden angels for one of the impromptu memorials that are set up all around town. You can see what he made HERE. That made me think about what I might be able to do also. I decided to paint some angels. I would do one painting for each person who was killed…one angel per victim.
Here I am working on the paintings. I used acrylics so that they would dry quickly. I also made some applique angels for some of the “paintings”. I couldn’t have done it without my nephew, Michael. He did a lot of the painting (he is a wonderful artist in his own right) and then the carpentry of putting the canvasses on poles to pound into the ground.
Here is the mess on the table as we are working. I decided to make some angels with felt and fleece fabric.
Here they are drying in the dining room…
I wanted each painting to be a little different. So we experimented with backgrounds.
Then today we went to Newtown (where my nephew lives) and put all the 26 angel paintings up. I hope it lets the people of Newtown know that we, all of us, care.
My white haired husband is painting the stakes green.
Some more views of the angel paintings.
Before we left in the van with all the paintings, Mike spotted a star I had in the front of my house. He asked if he could use it as part of the angel memorial and I thought that was brilliant! The star was already white but I glittered it so that it would reflect the light from the headlights of the cars.
Here’s Mike attaching the star to the pole. He made it taller than all the paintings to “preside” over the angels, symbolic of our Lord, watching over all his angels of Newtown.
I tried to make each painting a little different because each person is unique.
Here is what it looks like from further away. It looks small in this picture but it’s pretty big and spread out which is hard to see at this angle.
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