Thursday, December 16, 2010
Iris Weaved Hearts & The 12 Days of Christmas
I just finished a really fun project. I saw weaved metal online and thought it was so beautiful, so I tried it. It was challenging and I didn't get it exactly straight, but I guess everything I do is never perfect ~ I like flaws. The iris was fun trying to make it look real. I used a purple patina on the final flower and red patina for the weave.
This will be the last project I'll be working on until after the holidays. It's time for baking, shopping, cleaning & decorating. Yes I am that behind! Yikes!
Merry Christmas to all
and may Santa bring you Abundance
Love, Blessings, Kindness, Understanding
or may he bring you just what you need
12 Days of Christmas..... explained
From 1558 until 1829, Roman Catholics in England were not permitted to practice their faith openly. Someone during that era wrote this carol as a catechism song for young Catholics. It has two levels of meaning: the surface meaning plus a hidden meaning known only to members of their church. Each element in the carol has a code word for a religious reality which the children could remember.
The partridge in a pear tree was Jesus Christ.
Two turtle doves were the Old and New Testaments.
Three French hens stood for faith, hope and love.
The four calling birds were the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke & John.
The five golden rings recalled the Torah or Law, the first five books of the Old Testament.
The six geese a-laying stood for the six days of creation.
Seven swans a-swimming represented the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit--Prophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership, and Mercy.
The eight maids a-milking were the eight beatitudes.
Nine ladies dancing were the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit--Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control.
The ten lords a-leaping were the ten commandments.
The eleven pipers piping stood for the eleven faithful disciples.
The twelve drummers drumming symbolized the twelve points of belief in the Apostles' Creed.