Monday, August 07, 2006

IllustrationFriday: Capture

The topic this week for IllustrationFriday is “capture.”

This may look to you like these birds are not really captured—the door is open!

But the “capture” I focused on for this one was of a heart being captured.

This is in part a tribute to a dear friend of mine who had decorative bird cages in her home. One day I realized why she displayed them with the doors wide open: I said, “hey, that’s like when you’ve allowed your heart to be captured by God's Love, you come under His spiritual covering and you are there because you want to be. She smiled her million-dollar smile and replied that that kind of freedom was exactly what she was symbolizing in those decorations.

It’s one of the many beautiful paradoxes of God’s plan in Jesus: it is when you let Him capture your heart that you are set free indeed.

6 Comments:

At Mon Aug 07, 04:15:00 PM, Blogger Majeak Ann said...

oh..this is beautiful.love the textures, pretty birds, and colors!

-Marjorie Ann

 
At Mon Aug 07, 04:19:00 PM, Blogger haze mcelhenny said...

this is just lovely and the style fits so well with your take on the topic. nice work - really.

 
At Mon Aug 07, 08:56:00 PM, Blogger claudine hellmuth said...

wonderful illo!

 
At Mon Aug 07, 09:56:00 PM, Blogger L. A. Stern said...

truly gorgeous work. The composition is exceptional, the textures lushious and the concept superb!

Thanks for sharing itj!

Linda

 
At Tue Aug 08, 08:32:00 PM, Blogger Debra Cooper said...

Beautiful in art and in words.

 
At Tue Aug 08, 11:37:00 PM, Blogger Camila Dias said...

beatiful combination of textures!

 

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