Thursday, December 29, 2016

On the Fifth Day of Christmas...Peace on Earth!

Hello Lost Coasters! How are your Twelve Days of Christmas unfolding? Even if you don't celebrate Christmas, hopefully you are enjoying a lovely break before the New Year.

On this Fifth Day, by way of encouraging you to participate in our "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" challenge (you have until January 6 to submit!), I wanted to share with you a piece of wall art that I made called "Pax Hominibus":

This was made with the gorgeous Angel with Globe stamp from Lost Coast Designs, whose image is most probably from a Renaissance tarot deck engraving of a card called "The Eighth Sphere." (Ptolemy held that the Eighth Sphere was the sphere of fixed stars that surrounded the firmament, outside of planetary orbits; more info about early cosmology is here if you're a geek like me who digs this stuff!)

I used this celestial imagery as a starting point for adding my own holiday sentiment to the piece--"Et in terra pax hominibus," which, if you are familiar with the Latin Mass, means "And on earth, peace to mankind."

If you want to learn more, you can find out the details of how I planned and made this piece over on my blog here. And good luck with this month's challenge! You ARE entering, right??

Peace be with you this holiday season and always!


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