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  • Listening to: "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" - Enya
  • Reading: History of Deeds Done Beyond the Sea
  • Playing: Pharaoh/Cleopatra
  • Drinking: Water

"Oh that you would rend the Heavens and come down!" ~ Isaiah 64:1

Salvete all!

Happy Advent everyone! I hope you all are doing well and aren't too caught up in the busyness and craziness of December. Advent is really short this year since Christmas falls on a Monday, so this will probably be my Advent/Christmas post for this year. Not that I update my dA journal very often anyway. :XD: But I did want to post a couple of quick things.

 First of all, a group called Likeable Art is publishing a book that's a sort of anthology of Catholic artists and their thoughts on art. This is the description of the project:
The first five words of the Bible are "In the Beginning, God Created". IT'S THE FIRST THING. Every time we dip our brush in the paint, or set our fingers to the keys, or hit "record", we mirror in some tiny way that original action.

Bottom line: We're artists because God is.

In this book, some of the foremost Catholic creatives share their own five words that inspire their work. These include painters, filmmakers, actors, pastors, authors, professors, and architects. Oh my.

And each page is illuminated in BEAUTIFUL artwork by a variety of talented artists.

Some of their contributors include: Bishop Robert Barron, Dr. Peter Kreeft, Brandon Vogt Sr., Helena Burns, Mark Hart, Christopher West, and many others.

And the other cool news is that I'm in the book too! :iconlaplz: 

I don't get any royalties or make any money off of it or anything, but I think it's a really cool project that I hope you'll all check out. They already made their Kickstarter goal (their Kickstarter page is here) and I think right now only the Kickstarter supporters will get the book before Christmas, but you can still support them by pre-ordering copies here

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:bulletpurple: The first purple candle in the Advent Wreath symbolizes Hope. :floating:
:bulletpurple: The second purple candle in the Advent Wreath symbolizes Love. :heart:
:bulletpink: The third rose candle in the Advent Wreath symbolizes Joy. :dance:
:bulletpurple: The fourth purple candle in the Advent Wreath symbolizes Peace. :aww:

Beginning on the 17th of December, the Church begins to use the seven “O Antiphons” during Evening Prayer on the days preceding Christmas, calling on the Lord Jesus to hasten quickly and come to His people by invoking a number of His great Messianic titles. These are:

December 17th - O Sapientia (O Wisdom)
December 18th - O Adonai (O Lord)
December 19th - O Radix Jesse (O Root of Jesse)
December 20th - O Clavis David (O Key of David)
December 21st - O Oriens (O Rising Sun)
December 22nd - O Rex Gentium (O King of the Nations)
December 23rd - O Emmanuel )(“God with us)

If one starts with the last title and takes the first letter of each one - Emmanuel, Rex, Oriens, Clavis, Radix, Adonai, Sapientia - the Latin words ERO CRAS are formed, meaning, "Tomorrow, I will come." Therefore, the Lord Jesus, whose coming we have prepared for in Advent and whom we have addressed in these seven Messianic titles, now speaks to us, "Tomorrow, I will come." So the "O Antiphons" not only bring intensity to our Advent preparation, but bring it to a joyful conclusion."

Also, I just came across this Fulton Sheen video about the Young, and (like all of his stuff) it's really just excellent and I had to share it:



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:rose: Please contact me at this address if you’d like to commission me or if you’d like to order prints.

Print Prices:
Shipping: $3.00

4x6 - $5.00
5x7 - $8.00
8x10 - $20.00

Shipping: $6.00

11x14 - $35.00
12x18 - $50.00
16x20 - $65.00
18x24 - $90.00
20x30 - $110.00
24x36 - $150.00

Shipping covers the costs of purchasing the container (shipping tubes for the bigger ones) and mailers in which to ship your item, and the postage.

How to Order Prints:
Send me an e-mail that:
:bulletblack: indicates exactly what picture(s) you want
:bulletblack: indicates the size and number of the print(s) you want.
:bulletblack: has your address (or whatever address you want me to send it to).
:bulletblack: (and if applicable) gives me the date when you need it by so I can make it a priority.

I will then send a confirmation e-mail with my address and the amount owed for the purchase of the requested prints. I've found checks to work out the best. Once I've received the check and it has cleared, I will mail the print(s).



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Please let me know if you have any questions or if there are any other pieces you're interested in purchasing that aren't listed on here! Prices are based on size, how long it took me to make, and in some cases how old the piece is. Prices are negotiable, however. Please feel free to send me an e-mail with any questions at:


:peace: Pax Vobiscum! :peace:
~Omnes ad Iesum per Mariam~

Your Sister in Christ,
* ~ Theophilia ~ *

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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. :meow:


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BJMO-Aurea Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist
Can ya pls do An icon of St. Pedro Calungsod??? Pls!!! Its because yar Arts are killing me cause they are sooooooo Amazing!!! Specially the ICONS!!!❤️❤️❤️ ill wait for the icon that im saying.......(if yall do it😞)
Theophilia Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I didn't have any current plans to make an icon of him, but I certainly could do it if I was commissioned to. I just have a lot of other projects that I'm working on at the moment. But thank you! :glomp:
NikosBoukouvalas Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2017
Probably the best St. Nick meme I've been sent so far:…
Theophilia Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooh, they always come up with good ones every year. :D I loved this response:
themoldysausage Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
You, are a rare breed of artist, unafraid of religious prejudice, consistently clean art (which is beautiful by the way), strong faith (religious at all for that matter). I respect you sir.
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