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Let Sleep find you... by Theophilia Let Sleep find you... by Theophilia
Let Sleep find you...
December 14th 2008
Used: india ink, various nibs, watercolor pencils, and pencil.

I made this as a Christmas present for my twin sister (that's her in the picture sleeping). A couple years ago (about 2-3 years ago) I read a book of quotes by the saints and this was one that I remembered, mostly because I teased my twin sister about it. It was kind of a funny, gentle rebuke sort-of-thing, because my twin sister is notorious in my family for falling asleep while she prays. :XD: We actually have a name for it now, we call it "Splaying." :D I guess she's not the only one who does it either, so she's in good company. :D

In case you can't read it, it says:

"Let sleep find you holding your Bible, and when your head nods, let it be resting on a sacred page." ~ Saint Jerome
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cereal-in-a-bowl Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful :).
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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cereal-in-a-bowl Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome.
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MeiCheng Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
Beautiful work! :clap: :)
It reminds me of falling asleep while praying the rosary at night :blush:
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Theophilia Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THANKS!!! :D

Hahahah, yep! In my house we call it "splaying." ;-) Or something like that. :XD:
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MeiCheng Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
welcome ;)
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Doeray-G Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
sometimes i'm guilty of splaying too
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:XD: I think we all are. :D It is quite a common phenomenon. :D
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SirSayf Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
Happy feast of St. Jerome! I'm sending a link to all my classmates
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:w00t!: He's awesome. I love his comments about the Bible, and yay for the Vulgate!
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fastbow Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
It's not often you see things like this anymore... I like it...
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why thank you! :aww:
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fastbow Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
You're welcome. I felt the same way about your other, similar work, but didn't feel the need to comment on both.
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^ ^ Thanks for telling me that, I appreciate it! :hug:
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fastbow Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
You're very welcome.
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:aww:
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Einaari Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
Wow! Great work, and great words - life is easier when the Bible is close to us...
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehehe, yeah, it sure is! :D
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Professor-Kirby Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
That's a sweet motto. You have a great style for illuminated pages.
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww, thanks! :aww:
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BohemianBeachcomber Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, "splaying"...I've splayed a few times in my life, often very close during Adoration or when saying the rosary in the car. Beautiful illumination as always. :D
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Theophilia Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:XD: Especially in adoration. :XD: That's terrible of me really. But I always fall asleep. Just like the apostles in the gaden. And I didn't even have wine or anything. :XD:
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BohemianBeachcomber Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I remember reading something by Fulton Sheen about him falling asleep for an entire hour and then asking the Lord if he made a holy hour, to which his angel replied, "Yes, that's the way the apostles prayed the first one."
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Theophilia Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:XD: lol. Not that the apostle frst holy hour was a very *good* one...:XD: I love how angels have such a snese of humor. :D That's awesome.

*sigh* I wish I could talk to my angel. I'd probably be much holier.
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BohemianBeachcomber Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You can talk to your angel all the time...I talk to mine sometimes. It's just angels talking to people that doesn't happen often. But they all give us holy inspirations. It's up to us to follow them. :)
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Theophilia Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heheheh, yeah, true, but I meant that latter. I talk to Jesus and Mary all the time, they just don't appear to me in a spectacular vision of mystical heavenly brilliance. :D
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BohemianBeachcomber Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
That would be cool, though. :D
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just a little. :XD: :D
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug: your beautiful handwriting is inspiring indeed.
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:aww: Awww.... :hug:
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug: HAPPY BELATED EASTTERR!
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Theophilia Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:w00t!: He is risen!
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
indeed!
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elavoria Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the angels' wings especially, and how the little splotches of color kind of glow from the words. I fell asleep while praying the rosary once, and then I thought I lost my rosary because it fell off/under my bed during the night. It was scary. o.o
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Theophilia Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Eh, that's happened to me sometimes. the scariest is when my rosary breaks! O.o But it's broken so many times that I've just learned how to put it back together. :XD:
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elavoria Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow! How does it break exactly? That reminds me of a scene from Doubt, have you seen it? She throws her rosary on the ground, and at the end of the movie we're supposed to believe that Jesus came off, but I was watching it again and He never came off in the first place! :confused:
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Theophilia Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, well sometimes the links coem undone so another connecting link slips out.
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elavoria Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah I see.
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niuhuru Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009  Student Artist
"Splaying" sounds really great! :D
I don't remeber who (I suppose it could've been st. Faustina or the Little Therese) said that parents love their children even when they're sleeping so how God can't love us when we fall asleep during praying... :pray:

Almost every day I fall asleep with the rosary in my hand... I even have some difficulties in falling asleep without it... ^^;
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Theophilia Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D Well, that's not a bad way to fall asleep. XD

Hey, I like that. I'll tell my sister, I think she'll appreciate it. Thanks! :hug: :aww:
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