Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Still Life Treasures

Threads of Prayer, 10 x 10

My friend, Becky, is a knitter and has a huge yarn collection. In her many bins, she has special yarns that she uses for "prayer shawls". These are given (with many prayers knitted in) to people in nursing homes and hospice. Families report back about the many comforts these shawls provide... for the recipients themselves and for faithful caretakers who stay by their sides. Becky let me raid her bins and special threads for some still life objects this week - that's just the kind of girl she is. And this one is for her (with prayers painted in).


Janelle Goodwin said...

Beautiful painting and beautiful thoughts. Prayers knitted and painted in. How lovely.

Mary Anne Cary said...

Laurel, I love this composition!

Barbara M. said...

Hi Laurel,

I'm not much of a one for praying, but if I was I'd pray that I'd always get to see beautiful paintings by artists like you.

This is lovely, and the story behind it is too. The red sings.