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Winter Tidings by shyshadow Winter Tidings by shyshadow
Winter Tidings – by Ryan Paxton

Those who are sleeping seek the truth from above,
During this season of giving, of God, and His love,

Many years ago, long in the past,
God sent his son down to Earth in flash.
He chose Mary and Joseph to parent the boy,
They brought him up into a life he enjoyed.

And when he grew up, into a fine man,
He taught all the people in all of the land
To live and obey, the words the Lord said,
To love - your neighbor; five-thousand, he fed.

And soon, not too long, he broke bread and drank wine,
With the twelve finest brothers he ever did find.
Then Judas sold him out, for silver, for coin,
And in with the criminals, Jesus had joined.

A thick crown of thorns and scourged on his back,
Christ carried the cross up that hill without slack.
He hung there by nails, affixed in his hands,
It's so unimaginable, that pain he could stand.

And with the light growing dark and his breath getting thin,
He cried out, "It is finished!" and our sins were forgiven.
And so, on this day, remember this thing,
Our God died for us, for you, for me.

He came to this earth in rags, in a cave,
The Creator of all things was treated like a slave.
His death on the cross gave us life with him,
An eternity we will live, it will never turn grim.

Merry Christmas to you, Thank God for this day,
Thank God for His blessings, and in Jesus, we pray.

This is a Christmas Card I wrote and painted. Some will be receiving it this season... :)

Don't steal it! :noes:

But this is an example of one if someone wants to commish something like this...
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YanYu Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009
Beautiful painterly feel on the sky and texture on the tree. :>
shyshadow Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Water color paper and gouache paints go really well together. :giggle:
YanYu Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
I used to paint with watered gouache acrylics on bristol. It was interesting.. haha.
shyshadow Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Mmm...I did it on Bristol. It was really fun! Look at my deviation entitled American Now Departed to see what I mean! The bristol board really makes the colors pop I think. But you have to be fast...the water really destroys the paper if you aren't careful...not quite as easy to blend with.
YanYu Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
Hmm, yeah. It really isn't, but it gives a neat texture within the painting if you're quick about it. I still want to give it another try, I had moved onto watercolor paper recently and learned a lot more about painting. and it's more fun (for me) to work with.
Colors pop nicely on both in my opinion.
shyshadow Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Professional Filmographer
:) Thanks. I like both.
GelbeSchafe Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
Very nice! :aww: I like all the details, especially the star that's shining like a cross :) The owl is cute, too, heehee.

God's blessings throughout the New Year! :D
shyshadow Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Thank you! You as well. :giggle:
I like the star and the owl in the moon as well. :)
VinnyCrow Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009   General Artist
Gorgeous work for a serious message. If only more people would heed the truth of God's love.. not only at Christmas, but throughout the whole year.
shyshadow Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Indeed. Your comment really rings home. Thank you so very much.
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