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Monday, December 6, 2010

Creative Tuesday Dec 7th 2010

Creative Tuesday
Dec. 7th 2010

Theme 

Holiday

When I got the idea for this I went on the internet to see what styles and shapes that were there for the menorah.
I saw many different kinds.
Some with different colored candles and I assumed that they had special meaning, such as in our advent wreath.
I found that the initial symbol was all blue and white from the Israeli flag.
The middle candle is white and is lit and then the 8 candles of the menorah are lit one day at a time from the middle candle.
The 8 candles represent the 8 days that the oil for the candles lasted after the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem.
It represents hope.
Hope and faith that God will always provide.
That is common in all faiths.

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19 comments:

Karin said...

I still have Monday off before I go to work on Tuesday, right? Don't scare me like that! I need to go and read up more on the Menorah! Love that picture - beautifully done!

GrandmaK said...

The other day Martha Stewart had a guest who explained Hanukkah. It's good to have a reminder that we are not so different. God is good to all of us! And why not? He is the Creator!!! Wishing you well! Cathy

Oh! Remember to join Once Upon A Time Recipe on Wednesday! Can't wait!

paintdropskeepfalling said...

I really enjoyed learning about the menorah - what a great, thoughtful idea. I love how you have communicated about Hope and Faith :)

paintdropskeepfalling said...

I really enjoyed learning about the menorah - what a great, thoughtful idea. I love how you have communicated about Hope and Faith :)

Wanda said...

I love the more serious note you put to the theme Holidays..

It's very appropriate for this time of year.

Christmas is celebrated differently all over the world...thanks for reminding us of that!

Betsy said...

QMM ~ I love this! I've always loved the silver and blue of Hannukah. And that pretty sprig at the bottom is the finishing touch!

You were a delight at Mr. Toast's tea! :)

Anvilcloud said...

Very timely -- Hanukkah and all.

Mmm said...

QMM, you know what i cherish about this piece in particular (aside from mere fact you did it!)? --The lovely foliage there --so well done! And I love the gold paint/ink for the menorah! Happy Hannukah and Christmas to you. I hope it is indeed one filed with love and hope! We all need that, don't we?

Kristin Dudish said...

Beautiful - I love the shimmer that you added to this!

xo
Kristin

Janice said...

Lovely! This is the perfect time of year to be thinking about hope.

Janice said...

Very nice! And the sentiments as well.

Missy said...

Very lovely!

Jenny Blair said...

oh, such wonderful sentiments. I love the shimmer and the mistletoe underneath. Gorgeous :)

Sophia said...

QMM - you've done a SUPER job with this. I just love the gold that really sets the entire piece off. Beautiful job. :)

Heather said...

This is very lovely, you know. I like that you shared what the menorah actually represents...and the gold shimmer looks really pretty!!! Nice job! xxoo

EVA said...

Very pretty! Love the gold and the shade of blue plus the (olive?) branch.

Holly said...

It's fantastic the way your piece has that same soft, golden glow as candles lit in a darkened room.

Christine said...

QMM, lovely drawing, and thank you for the meaning behind all those candles, very interesting.

Christie, Describe Happy said...

This is so tender and represents the hope well! I also like the way it looks rustic almost! Very cool!