Daddy's Christmas Angel

Saturday, December 11, 2010

I Love Angels

For the past several years, I've created a Christmas card from one of my angel paintings. This year I didn't have a new angel painting I liked so I had almost decided I wouldn't have a Christmas card.

But that didn't seem quite right. So today I went into my studio and completed a small angel acrylic painting that started out as a demo piece for my second grade art students at the elementary school where I teach.

What is it about angels that fascinate many of us? Do we each have a guardian angel? Many believe we do.

I love angels and collect pins, necklaces, and numerous other items with angels on them. Whenever I receive an angel card at Christmas, I put it into a special pile to use as reference or as resource materials for the children I teach. I can hardly wait to read my new book, Earth Angels, that a dear friend who also loves angels gave me for Christmas.

Several years ago, I decided I would create a large series of angels paintings and would complete the project by the year 2012. Somehow that project never seemed quite right for me. Perhaps you must be called to paint such a series and I was not.

But sometimes angel paintings do seem right. The one reproduced here does, and the one I completed tonight seems perfect for a Christmas card.

"Angel Close Beside Us" copyright 2009 MM Sikes
I love angels.


Mason Canyon said...

Angels do seem to speak to us. Love the painting you posted.

Thoughts in Progress

Notes Along the Way with Mary Montague Sikes said...

Thank you, Mason!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

And here you almost didn't do a Christmas card!

Anonymous said...

Angels are fun to draw and paint. My kids come up with some great ones of all shapes, sizes, and colors.

Enid Wilson said...

I like the lovely hair.

Fire and Cross

N. R. Williams said...

I definitely believe in angels. There are too many miracles not to. I left you a blog award today, Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010.
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

Patricia Stoltey said...

She's a lovely angel, Monti. The painting does make a nice card. I like angels, too.

Notes Along the Way with Mary Montague Sikes said...

Alex, I always get my cards out late because of procrastination with decisions! Stephen, children make the most incredible art. I love it! Hope you treasure it as well. Enid, thank you. Thank you, Nancy. I'll check it out. Thanks, Pat. I haven't put the finishing touches on this year's angel.