Golden Guardian Angel
I really love angels and wanted to create some artwork depicting angels. I am a photographer and was having difficulty coming up with ideas for how to depict angels with my camera. So I decided to draw an angel by hand in Photoshop. As it turns out, the image, which I have titled Golden Guardian Angel, is my husband's favorite piece of artwork that I have created. Everywhere we went, he wanted me to show it to people (the image that I have on my iPhone). So, I decided to have it printed out for him (16x24) and framed (20x28). It is printed on very, very high quality fine art paper - Hahnemuhel Photo Rag Metallic paper, which has a relatively thick texture and a metallic shimmer to it, which is perfect for the gold image -- particularly the wings, which look like they have bits of gold in them. The frame is a sleek white wood frame and the matting is white. It is really gorgeous. The image of the Golden Guardian Angel is show below.
Silver Guardian Angel
Since that turned out so well, I decided to create a companion piece titled Silver Guardian Angel. This image has a sweet look to it, whereas the Golden Guardian Angel has more of a bold look to it. The Silver Guardian Angel is set on a silver textured background with an angel in a white flowing gown. Her arms come down in front of her and she is holding a red heart. The red heart stands out brilliantly against the predominately neutral silver and white tones of the remainder of the image. I have also had this piece printed out and framed in the same way as the Golden Guardian Angel. Both angels will be in two of my upcoming solo artwork exhibitions - one on May 18, 2019 at the Fine Art Gallery, located at 8670 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, California and the second on December 7, 2019 at the Walt Girdner Gallery, located at 27 S. El Molino, Pasadena, California. The image of the Silver Guardian Angel is shown below. The framed wall hangings of both angels, printed as described here will be limited editions 1 of 5.
I also have made some greeting cards from the angel images. The cards are printed on pearl metallic paper, which gives them a shimmery look, which is perfect for the angels. I have used the following language at the top of the right page inside: "May your guardian angel watch over you and your loved ones, and bring you love, joy and protection." There is plenty of room under the quote to write your own personal message. For an added overall elegant look, the Golden Guardian Angel cards come with gold metallic envelops and the Silver Guardian Angel cards come with silver metallic envelops. If you have any interest in purchasing one or more boxed sets of eight of the Golden Guardian Angel cards, the Silver Guardian Angel cards or a mixture of half and half, please email me at [email protected] so I can create them for you. I can use the language above or customize the cards to put any language you would like in them. These cards can be very versatile at any point in time of the year - as a get well card, a happy birthday card, a mother's day card, a father's day card, etc. However, they would be particularly good for Christmas or Happy Holiday cards. If you have an interest in having me customize the cards by adding "Merry Christmas from the Smith family" or "Happy Holidays from the Jones family" or something similar, I can certainly do that. Just let me know. Prices vary depending on the volume ordered. I watch out for price reductions from the printing vendor I use so I can pass on savings.
Inspirational Quotes About Angels
In addition to loving angels, I love quotes. I collect quotes and I use them in my books and greeting cards. I give thought to matching the photographs I take with quotes that think appropriately match the subject matter of the image. Here are my top ten favorite quotes about angels. I would be interested to hear from you as to which ones resonate the most with you - and whether you have other quotes about angels that you like and would be willing to share.
1. "There stands an angel by every person at birth to guide him through the mystery of life.” - Greek Proverb
2. "When life's arrows are bombarding we thank you, God, for angels guarding.” - Fred Bauer
3. "While mortals sleep, the angels keep their watch of wondr'ing love.” - Phillips Brooks
4. "Outside the open window the morning air is all awash with angels.” - Richard Wilbur
5. "I saw an angel in the marble and I just chiseled until I set him free.” - Michelangelo
6. "How many angels were there? One who transforms our life is plenty.” - Anonymous
7. "Everybody knows that an angel springs from each good deed.” - Martin Buber
8. "Where love abounds, angels hover overhead.” - Anonymous
9, "Angel is the only word in the language which never can be worn out.” - Victor Hugo
10. "Music is well said to be the speech of angels.” - Thomas Carlyle