Tuesday, December 12, 2006

ADVENT STARRY NIGHT


"And when we give each other Christmas gifts in His name, let us remember that He has given us the sun and moon and the stars and the earth with its forests and mountains and oceans- and all that lives and moves upon them.

He has given us all green things and everything that blossoms and bears fruit- and all that we quarrel about and all that we have misused- and to save us from our own foolishness, for all our sins, He came down to earth and gave us Himself."
Sigrid Undset

8 comments:

Gramercy Galleria said...

Virginia,

Beautiful image and words. Thank you for this gift.

Robin

Virginia Wieringa said...

Thanks, Robin, I'm glad you like both of them.

Lindsay said...

Lovely painting and quote. I love this author

John Ediger said...

Very expressive, Wonderfull image

Virginia Wieringa said...

Lindsay, Sigrid Unset is a litle esoteric! I'm surprised you know her work!

Thanks for your comment, John! Nice website.

Michelle Himes said...

Beautiful, I like the image as well as the Van Gogh influence.

Michelle

Anonymous said...

Virginia~
Tonight I googled Sigrid Undset's quote because I was looking to find the author's name --I had misplaced it. I am planning on using it in my annual Christmas letter. When I saw your awe inspiring painting accompanying the quote, I decided to ask your permission to use it in my letter along with the quote.

I will of course credit you as the artist.

Merry Christmas~
Mary Pat
mcneilsmith4@gmail.com

Virginia Wieringa said...

How nice to hear from you. Thanks.
It's great that you asked my permission! I'll email you about it.