Sunday, October 30, 2005

Illustration Friday: Broken


Beauty from Brokenness
No matter how big of a mess I might make of my life, there is One who is faithful to pick up the pieces and make something beautiful from my brokenness.
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"The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those who are crushed in spirit."
Psalm 34:18
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"...he will give beauty for ashes, joy instead of mourning, praise instead of despair. For the LORD has planted them like strong and graceful oaks for his own glory."
Isaiah 61:3 (New Living Translation)
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This is dedicated to my dear friend N, who knows a thing or two about brokenness and the beauty that can come of it when we give Him the pieces.
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Illustration is done in Painter 9

22 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful. Amazing how broken glass can look so good. Cheers!

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  2. VERY pretty and well done!
    Dede

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  3. Ahh Becky just the inspiration I need today.
    This would make for a beautiful mosaic if they were real pieces.
    Gorgeous!

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  4. Wonderful illo and touching words!

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  5. The art piece is absolutely gorgeous and the scripture so fitting. Beauty for Ashes. My life verse.

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  6. this is all so beautiful. the detail made this almost look like a photograph. i think this was a perfect choice.

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  7. Only one word, GREAT !!!

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  8. Anonymous9:35 AM

    Wow, Twinks, it's beautiful! Great colors and detail. How incredible to think that He just might make something beautiful out of my mess, too - yep, it's that redeemed from the pit thing! Snatched, yes...but also redeemed.
    HUGS

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  9. The LORD will provide you with more inspiration, it will flow freely, it will be the greatest works you've ever done. All for His glory. Amen.

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  10. You just wrote what I needed to read. Thanks!

    Very beautiful work! :)

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  11. Becky, Your illustration was beautiful!!! You chose the right passage to inspire! A job well done. I myself felt a little broken - but given him the pieces I can always be confident that I will be whole in his eyes. Beautiful!!!

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  12. This is exquisite! I love how perfectly you've rendered the broken china, and your verses are always so uplifting. Thank you for the double good treat.

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  13. Amazing. I feel lucky to know you!

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  14. hlovely! and those verses and words are really beautiful and touching!

    isay

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  15. Thank you! Beautiful!

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  16. How beatuiful, as always! I have a friend who lost her son to suicide recently, and her life is one of beauty from brokenness, just as you and the verses describe. In God's amazing, plan, though, there is no trace of the brokenness when His work is complete, only a new creation molded from the old material.

    Thank you for the reminder. I needed it tonight.

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  17. Y'know, I've never seen Painter better used to produce a wholly convincing image - I thought you really had smashed plates to make this! And it would all be nothing without a strong concept and yours is brilliant! Top points for concept and execution all round, particularly the distribution of surface colour and texture - terrific!

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  18. This is soooo spiffy. It is has an amazing look!!!! And I love the blue and white china ( all my china is blue and white, mostly Loch of Scotland, some English Village and some Country Village) Anyway I just love the way you made this look.

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  19. Super duper illustration and wonderful concept

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  20. Lovely verses and such a clever effect in your illustration.

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  21. love the photo....broken pieces...so pretty

    Smooch
    The Tart

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