Here we had a warm and sunny day - great! I actually had to take my jacket off this afternoon, can hardly believe it!
For Art Journal Journey, Favourite poem or quote, I have made another page. This time the quote is in Hebrew. It is the Aaronic benediction or blessing, found in the book of Numbers chapter 6, 22-26. The Priests were required to lift up their hands and bless the people. Many thousands of years later, this blessing is still a part of the service in Synagogues and Churches all over the world. In ancient times and today in the synagogue the Cohen (Priest) arranges his fingers as shown in the illustration on the painting. There are 28 letters on the hands, and the number 28 in Hebrew numerology stands for the word 'Koach' - strength. The letters along the base of the hands spell the name for God. I used a copy of a page of Hebrew from a prayer book in the background, painted over with diluted gesso and then given a thin layer of gold paint. I added lots of metallic rust, copper and gold. For the hands I used an illustration from Wikipedia, which I printed, fussy cut and used as a stencil. I used gold and white gel-pens from uniball for the script and hands. The lettering was done with a script stencil. The text reads 'The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; The Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.'
I am also linking to Paint Party Friday, hosted, as always, by Eva and Kristin; Stamps and Stencils, anything goes, and Simon Monday Challenge, A is for Aaronic Blessing.
Today started off with a wonderful sunrise - the sun and I both rose at the same time today.
The swans were still paddling around
The sky was blue
And the magnolia trees are bursting into bloom, so beautiful.
Have a great day you all, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!