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Ink Angel in Colour by Amanda Woodward

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I found Amanda while browsing through Flickr. She is an illustrator based in Edmonton, Alberta. Her style resonated with me. I asked her why she was drawn to angels (pun intended) and her reply was: “Angels make me think about being able to fly and I like that feeling so I draw them from time to time :)” Check out the illustrations gallery on her website for more.

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I came across the incredible fantasy watercolors of Stephanie Pui-Mun Law. Check out her entire angel art gallery. I had a tough time deciding which one to show here (following her guidelines for borrowing her images). Finally I settled on this one of Archangel Uriel for the colors and detail. It’s very powerful and even a little unsettling, I think, but in sacred texts of the world angels are often seen as fearsome. Personally, I think it’s just that their energy is sometimes so overwhelming when they first attune to you that it can be terrifying. (Been there, done that.)

UPDATE 7/5/08:  I was browsing through the art section of my local Barnes & Noble the other day and found an amazing how-to-draw-fairies-and-angels book.  It was by none other than Stephanie Pui-Mun Law!  Check it out: Dreamscapes

Archangel Uriel by Stephanie Piu-Mun Law

“Uriel, The Archangel of God”
©Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

A very common belief about angels is that they comfort us in our time of need.  In fact, for most of my life I thought that was all angels were for.  Somewhere along the line I picked up the idea of angels of mercy and that was all I knew.

Below is a link to an artist who found my heArt-a-Day blog and mentioned it on her site.  She works in digital art, both 2-D and 3-D.  I found the most amazing piece of angel art there.  It looks like a photograph.  But it isn’t.  I have Poser, the 3-D software she used, and I can’t get it to do anything.  She has obviously mastered it.

Her name is Dani Foster Herring and her image is called “In My Sorrow”.  It is a powerful depiction of an angel as comforter.

“In My Sorrow” 

Artist Lucia Stewart left a comment at my Zazzle gallery, and that led me back to hers. Her art is about a black cat named “stressie cat” doing various amusing cat things. Among them is a cat with angel wings. It really made me smile, and I’m kind of stressed out today. Click on the link below to take a look.

Stressie Cat Christmas Angel Card

Below is a short Youtube movie (video, film…what are they called now?) featuring Stressie Cat in the middle of Van Gogh’s impressionistic world.

I keep finding angel images by accident every single day lately. Sometimes the angels use the world as an oracle to try and get your attention. I wonder what they’re trying to tell me about cats?

Last week I led my Intuitive Arts group on CoachCreativeSpace in an artistic exercise designed to open the lines of communication between the artist and their angels. Doing that ended up in my making this piece of art. I knew when I finished it that it was a direct message from the Angel of Winter, who I had never known about before. I also know that it’s the first of a set of angel oracle cards, which I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. Call on the Angel of Winter when the short, dark days are getting you down. “Winter is the time to find the sun in your heart,” says the angel.

Winter Angel


Winter Angel card

Winter Angel
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Created in Photoshop using Obsidian Dawn brushes: Snow & Flakes, Aurora Borealis and Arcane Circles