Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Wednesday Stamper - Angels

The theme for this week's Wednesday Stamper is Angels. I have some really gorgeous photo angel stamps from both Oxford Impressions and The Stampsmith. I was tempted to use one of my favorites - an adorable little girl angel. But I spotted this house that I had left over from a swap and really wanted to use it. I knew the cute girl would be a mismatch so I decided to try out an Oxford Impressions stamp I'd never used. When deciding on what else I would use, a piece of a Maya Angelou poem was running through my mind:

Here on the pulse of this new day
You may have the grace to look up and out

And into your sister's eyes, into

Your brother's face, your country

And say simply

Very simply

With hope

Good morning.


It is a piece from her inaugural poem from 1993. It's a beautiful, uplifting poem and I am feeling particularly uplifted right now. I found her poem entitled Touched by an Angel which fit this theme perfectly. I've used the first portion of it in my piece. Again, it is an amazing poem that brings tears to my eyes. I hope you enjoy how I've used it.

19 comments:

  1. I LOVE how you've used the poem and thank you for the links to the poems. This is really a stunning piece of artwork and very moving somehow.

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  2. Beautiful poem and artwork. Both fit perfectly.

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  3. lovely poem beautiful artwork xxx

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  4. Shelly your artwork is amazing! if only I could use stamps the way you can....
    The poem is beautiful, I really have been thinking of all you Americans today, even here in Scotland we can feel hope for the dawn of a new era. Your poem fits that hope just beautifully....

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  5. I just love this quotation and your piece to illustrate it. It has a glow about it that, to me, represents that feeling we have when we are loved. Beautiful piece.

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  6. Second message with apologies. Just wanted to ask if it was okay to link you. I SO enjoy your blog. With thanks....

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  7. I so love the red you chose for the background so stunning against the B/W image. Just so lovely.

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  8. Stunning piece! The colors really pop!

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  9. Its gorgeous, love the warm rich colour

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  10. love this image.beautiful piece!:0)

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  11. Gorgeous background..Wonderful Angel and poem..

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  12. your work is always beautiful, and this is no exception. I love it!

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  13. This is so beautiful !! Love the vintage background.

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Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts. I appreciate your comments so much!