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"Why," you ask? Because we want profile pages to have freedom of customization, but also to have some consistency. This way, when anyone visits a deviant, they know they can always find the art in the top left, and personal info in the top right.
Don't forget, restraints can bring out the creativity in you!
Now go forth and astound us all with your devious profiles!
Woe is me, my Child! I wish to take my son down from the wood and to hold Him in my arms as once I held Him when He was a little child; But alas, there is no-one to give Him to me.
Woe is me, my Child! I see Thee bruised and wounded, without glory, stripped upon the cross. O my Child, and my heart burns.
Woe is me, my Child! In my arms, I hold Thee as a corpse, O loving Lord, who has brought the dead back to life; Grievously is my heart wounded, and I long to die with Thee, for I cannot bear to look upon Thee lifeless and without breath. ~ from The Lament of the Mother of God by John Tavener www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSe35H…
O heavenly Patron, whose name I have the honor to bear, pray earnestly at all times to God for me; confirm me in the faith; strengthen me in virtue, defend me in the battle of life; so that, conquering the enemy of my soul, I may deserve to be rewarded with everlasting glory. Amen.
Patron, whose name I bear, be mindful of me before God. Pray for me that I may always live as I ought, that I may keep the faith and be victorious in the battle of life. Amen.
"O kind Creator, bend Thine ear To mark the cry, to know the tear Before Thy throne of mercy spent In this Thy holy fast of Lent.
Our hearts are open, Lord, to Thee; Thou knowest our infirmity; Pour out on all who seek Thy face Abundance of Thy pardoning grace.
Our sins are many, this we know; Spare us, good Lord, Thy mercy show; And for the honor of Thy name Our fainting souls to life reclaim.
Give us the self control that springs From discipline of outward things, That fasting inward secretly The soul may purely dwell with Thee.
We pray Thee, Holy Trinity, One God, unchanging Unity, That we from this our abstinence May reap the fruits of penitence." ~ O Kind Creator by Pope St. Gregory the Great (540-604 A.D.)
Happy Ash Wednesday! I hope you are all doing well! I think it's pretty cool that Valentine's Day and Ash Wednesday are the same day this year. It's a good reminder that it's all about love of God first and foremost! This Lent, I'm going to do what I did last year (waking up and going to bed at a set time everyday as a way to be disciplined and have a regular schedule, along with going to Mass more frequently, etc.), I'm also going to try and focus on being peaceful, calm, and gentle—not being agitated or vexed and perturbed when people or circumstances are not to my liking, or when I fail in something. I think that's fairly easy to do during Lent (I know it is for me!) not to mention any other time. There's a quote by Seraphim of Sarov that I think is very true, he said: "Acquire the spirit of peace and a thousand souls around you will be saved." On the contrary, as St. Francis de Sales says in his Introduction to the Devout Life:
"Anxiety arises from an unregulated desire to be delivered from any pressing evil, or to obtain some hoped-for good. Nevertheless nothing tends so greatly to enhance the one or retard the other as over-eagerness and anxiety. Birds that are captured in nets and snares become inextricably entangled therein, because they flutter and struggle so much. Therefore, whensoever you urgently desire to be delivered from any evil, or to attain some good thing, strive above all else to keep a calm, restful spirit,—steady your judgment and will, and then go quietly and easily after your object, taking all fitting means to attain thereto. By easily I do not mean carelessly, but without eagerness, disquietude or anxiety; otherwise, so far from bringing about what you wish, you will hinder it, and add more and more to your perplexities."
So that will be my focus this Lent. I wish I could promise that I would get a lot done art-wise in the coming month or so, but unfortunately, this past January has been a little rough on my health. I was in a car-accident a couple weeks ago, which fortunately was a relatively mild affair (my car got rear-ended), but I probably have a slight concussion that still hasn't quite healed, since I get bad headaches if I make any sudden or abrupt movements. And then a week after the accident, I was working on a chip-carving piece and really messed up my right wrist, fingers, and fore-arm. I'm not quite sure if it's tendonitis or carpal tunnel syndrome, but I do hope it'll heal and get better sooner rather than later. In any case, this means that my art productivity will be severely limited in the foreseeable future. I'm pretty bummed about it, but there it is. (and I never did finish carving that darn triptych! ) I would very much appreciate prayers for the speedy recovery of my hand so I can continue making artwork. I will still try to do what I can to finish my various art projects, but I know it's going to be a slower affair, but we'll see what I can do.
In any case, I hope you all have a very good Lent. God bless you all!
* ~ Theophilia ~ *
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is of the Popish Persuasion
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
I'm just an aspiring artist from the lovely Mitten State. I'm a Roman Catholic who loves the Faith and everything pertaining to it (especially its philosophy, theology and history!). Like everyone else, I have an insatiable thirst for the Three Great Transcendentals: the Good, the True, and the Beautiful. I make art because I simply enjoy doing it. Historical and theological themes and subjects are what fascinate me the most, and I think that the human figure in particular is one of inexhaustible beauty. The Incarnation of Our Lord, after all, changes everything. For that reason, I also love to depict Our Lord and Our Lady, because they are the summit of human perfection (being the New Adam and new Eve and all that. ) and therefore are my favorite subjects to depict.
Favorite visual artistGod. Everyone else is so derivative. ;)Favorite moviesPassion of the Christ and The Lord of the Rings TrilogyFavorite bands / musical artistsEnya, Loreena McKennitt, Connie Dover, and Gregorian ChantFavorite booksLord of the Rings Trilogy, The Silmarillion, The Brothers Karamazov, Anna Karenina, With Fire and Sword, and so many others....Favorite writersJ.R.R. Tolkien, Peter Kreeft, Thomas Merton, G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, Alfred Duggan, Dostoevsky, Fr. Jacques Philippe, and many others...Favorite gamesSkyrim, Dungeon Siege, Morrowind and Oblivion, Pharaoh/Cleopatra, Medieval II: Total WarFavorite gaming platformPCTools of the TradePencils, Paper, Computer, Scanner, Watercolor, InkOther InterestsGod, the Catholic Church, Our Lady, the Eucharist, drawing, reading, writing, history, literature, philosophy, theology, art, and Tolkien