“Raise These Hands”

Hey there!

It seems the theme of this week has been hands. I did a couple sketches (which you will see) and also happened to do some hand tracing and both my jobs (with kids and teens).

This first sketch is a contour line drawing of my hand with a tattoo, which I would like to get (but at this point it’s unlikely). It says “ars gratia dei”, which is latin for “art for God’s sake” or “art for the glory of God”. It’s a spin off of the MGM lion logo which says “ars gratia ars” or “art for art’s sake”. This phrase carries a lot of weight for me and I think it would make a cool tattoo.

Anyways, here’s the sketch:

Contour Line Drawing of Tattooed Hand "Ars Gratia Dei"
Contour Line Drawing of Tattooed Hand “Ars Gratia Dei”

The second drawing contains lyrics from “I Will Wait” by Mumford and Sons. In the background there is the shape of a hand.

"Raise My Hands" Mumford and Sons Lyric Sketch
“Raise My Hands” Mumford and Sons Lyric Sketch

I like these lyrics because they paint such a beautiful image of life in Christ. The colour gold is heavenly, majestic, and valuable. Christ sees our souls as extremely valuable. So valuable, in fact, that he died on the cross for all our screw-ups and failures and took it on himself so that we could live with him eternally.

True story. 😛

Ruth

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