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Madonna of the Night by anelphia Madonna of the Night by anelphia
"And when My Mother, pretty as a church,
Takes Me upon her lap, I laugh with love,
Loving to live in her flesh, which is My house and full of
light! -Merton

"Once you start to love her you know you'll never stop, she shines like a diamond when she walks into a room, she could charm the stars; hypnotize the moon"- unknown

When, in the dark, the frost cracks on the window
The children awaken, and whisper.
One says the moonlight grated like a skate
Across the freezing river. Yet it is far from Christmas, when a star
Sang in the pane, as brittle as their innocence!
For now the light of early Lent
Glitters upon the icy step - The moonlight rings upon the ice as sudden as a
Starlight clinks upon the dooryard stone, too like a
And the children are again, awake,
And all call out in whispers to their guardian angels.- Merton

Eternal Peace is sleeping in the hay,
And Wisdom's born in secret in a straw-roofed stable.

And O! Make holy music in the stars, you happy angels.
You shepherds, gather on the hill.
Look up, you timid flocks, where the three kings
Are coming through the wintry trees;

Well Merry Christmas :iconcelebrationplz::iconsanta-plz: and a Early Happy New Year to everyone!:party:

Here is my completed picture of my sketch with the same title. It took me quite a while to finish it, I think I started painting this around august and just finished it tonight:p, well that's procrastination for you. This is actually my third version, the first was done with water colors, but I just never got around to scanning it, this one has the originally embroidering in the Blessed mothers sleeves, when I post the other you will also noticed that the sleeves will appear more blue in tint, and that's because it has no embroidery.
In this piece the scene is midnight, a gentle breeze wisps through the clouds setting them adrift in the night like sail boats, and playfully and gently blowing through her Mary's hair. The halo mimics the glow of the moon and twelve stars surround her head. Two strands of pearls wrap around her neck, one white, one black. Little white pearls cover her black vest. I wish I were better at painting pearls. I had a lot of fun doing her blue skirt:D Tenderly she watches her son seated on her knee, playing with a string of stars, his head surrounded by a golden halo to match the golden sun , not that it has exactly 7 points. His golden/orange robe is like wise covered in pearls.:D
Anyhoo, thats all for now. I do hope everyone had a good Christmas, and will continue to do so and a Happy New Year, may be I'll try to paint more as part of my new years resolutions, who knows, I'm a very spontaneous person, who knows what Ill do next, ha ha;)
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Mahira-chan Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Wow, I like this. It's very different, but it's very clearly religious art, there's the clear themes, but they're done in a way that's very...well, I guess you made things very much your OWN while they're still recognizable :) Nice work!
anelphia Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: Thanku so much for the compliment my friend:D:hug:
Mahira-chan Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
You're very welcome! :)
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the colors and the whole idea of this piece! :aww: The quotes are absolutely lovely too! :D

anelphia Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the lovely comment:D. I really appreciate it, sorry about replying so late:)
Theophilia Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:aww: :glomp:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
12-31-12 - This piece was been showcased on my profile page as yesterday's daily feature. Thank you for making such great art. :heart:
anelphia Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, wow :wow: Thanks sooo much!!!!:D:glomp:
Iezeulte Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha, I had to read the description to see if this picture was meant to be NeoPagan or Christian! Anyway, great work.
Mandinga91 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i really like this one..its so cute!
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