Monday, August 15, 2005

Illustration Friday: Wisdom

Ah Wisdom - one of my favorite topics ever for Illustration Friday! I had many, many thoughts about how to illustrate this, but I finally settled on the wisdom of God as evidenced in His wonderful creation. (click here to see larger version of illustration). When I look around me, I see magnificent wonders, large and small, that sing out to their Maker - and I want to join in that chorus with them! His incredible Wisdom, reflected in His glorious creation reminds me that He's a lot smarter than me, and it would be wise to approach life with an attitude of humility and honor towards Him!

"What a wildly wonderful world, God! You made it all, with Wisdom at your side, made earth overflow with your wonderful creations."
Psalm 104:24 (The Message)

Here are some other favorite verses on Wisdom:

26 comments:

  1. Beautiful. It looks like something my wife would by at the Christian book store and hang in our room. She loves posters with verses. Well done, Becky!

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  2. What a wonderful illustration to go with such a wonderful quote. Praise God@

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  3. Wow, what a beautiful illlustration, that bear is too cute. Your blog is great reading this week.

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  4. Beautiful thoughts and a beautiful illustration. I love the flowers spilling over the border. The top section looks like a stained-glass window...very nice!

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  5. It is marvelous to read and see your blog. You always have somthing interesting to teach me. Thank you for your wisdom.

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  6. right, it would be a nice poster to hang on the wall. it is really lovely and the verses that goes with. 'got to go and read more of those....

    feeling a bit better now. thanks!

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  7. Your drawing breathes freshness and freedom. Nice work !!

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  8. Anonymous8:39 AM

    Great illo, Twinkie!! Love the colors - and especially those cattails by the pond! Good choice to use the Message version...fits really well.
    You amaze me. :-)

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  9. Do you do these by hand? Amazing, girl!

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  10. Thanks all! You're too kind! This was done by hand on Bristol board, inked in with a felt pen, then colored with colored pencils. I then scanned it in, cleaned it up a bit in a paint program, and added the text.

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  11. hey there!

    i have to so simply and nothing more than...wow!

    nice job and keep it up!

    ;)

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  12. That is just wonderful! Joyful and colorful. Beautifully done.

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  13. Thats lovely - my mum would love that as a poster

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  14. Wow! What a wonderful and elaborate illo! Such a nice message. You have great style! Beautiful.

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  15. Anonymous3:56 PM

    This looks so beautiful. I love all the details and the strong colors. The bird in the front is my favorite. So cute.

    wynlen
    wynleDesign

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  16. Oh this is lovely. Your illo really should be a poster.

    Thanks for the bible verses.

    What brand of colored pencils do you use?

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  17. ~I LOVE it Becky~

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  18. A beautiful illustration to match a powerful message. The colors and integration of the images is awesome.

    Great illustration.

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  19. May I bow and kiss your feet?

    Here is my current project:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/beautyforashes/

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  20. Such a wonderful illustration and passage, bright and hopeful. Thank you for sharing.

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  21. What a lovely, joyful illustration!

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  22. This picture conveys such joy! I love the integrated sense of the wonder of the world it conveys - can wonder and wisdom coexist? Absolutely!

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  23. What an absolutely joyous picture!

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  24. This is beautiful! I love your style and the process behind it. I'm trying to work the same way. Draw by hand, touch up a bit by computer.

    Thanks for checking out my blogger.

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  25. Great illustration on a nice Blog. Very well done.

    Peace,
    Joe

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