Copyright 1996 Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum
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A closer look...jpeg image
The angel rises from the waves with splashes of tiny pearls. She holds a child in her arms and a seagull floats near her. Ribbons and stars surround her. I used lots of shades of blue and sea greens for the swirling waves crashing at her feet...her dress is emerald.
Angel of the Sea has a baby for several reasons. I have baptized my children in the ocean, my blonde daughter has a blonde baby daughter and we live by the sea, many people asked for an angel of the sea to protect their family who work or travel on the ocean, and I felt it represented the small and precious gifts of the sea. It could also mean the Christ Child - the great fisher of souls - held in His mother's arms. She also seems to float carrying what is closest to her heart over the crashing waves. Everyone can imagine their own interpretation, and it will be right for them.
32 count Blue Wing Linen (2 over 2) from Wichelt
209 x 248
13" x 15 1/2"
Frame no. 600G from Larson-Juhl
( ) indicates number needed.