Friday, December 7, 2012


All is Calm, All is Bright
Diane has given us the word "Peace" as our challenge
theme at Inspiration Avenue this week.

I liked using blue for this because it feels calm and serene,
which describes "peace" to me. I also liked putting in the
curving organic lines, which also seem to describe Peace.
Its opposite ~ war, anger, strife ~ would be a hot red or orange
with jagged black lines, oh my. 

I used Jessica Sporn's "Fun Borders" stencil for the sky :)
I will be using this stencil for one of my Stencil Test Drive blog posts,
 but I couldn't resist giving it a little spin ahead of time!
December 6 was the first "Test Drive" 
used the Hebrew Calligraphy stencil. Check out the links!
It's a great way to see how other artists have accomplished
their finished pieces, since they've shown the progressions
step by step.

Stay tuned for the Medieval Leaves test drive on December 20.
will take us for a ride!

Back to the Peace theme for a moment. . .
Here are a couple of ACEOs I created:

Have a creative weekend if you can!
And pop over to Inspiration Avenue to see the 
entries in the Peace challenge!



  1. I love those two big curvy shapes and the shape of the dove. And Jessica's borders really do belong there! Great peace post:)

  2. I love your interpretation of piece. The soft curving lines and the blue shades are mesmerizing. Blessings!

  3. Oh this is absolutely perfect Maggie! every detail is so beautifully thought out, and i also love the "peace" w/ the woman with child... beautiful! i love this!! :)

  4. The colors you chose are really beautiful. The stencils fit in perfectly too. Really a lovely composition.

  5. Oh I love this - it makes me feel calm, dreamy and content. You really are a stunning artist creating in so many styles and so beautifully. Glad to call you my friend.

    BTW - I've left a comment on the post where you blogged about the mandala pendant.

    Kat Xx

  6. Peaceful and beautiful Maggie.
    Wouldn't this image make the prettiest
    greeting cards? I think so.
    I see you have been very industrious...
    lots and lots of Magpie Fancy.

  7. Maggie, your peace card is so beautiful and comforting. I am so thrilled that I can actually touch it, and look at the beauty before I go to my dream-time. Yes it is now in my bedroom. I cannot bear to put it away in a box. You have all my favorite things in this work of art, the colours, the scrolls and the beautiful peace dove. The tiny writing on old parchment paper lingers on. Thank you so much for sending me the card. I shall cherish it always. It brings me much comfort and joy knowing there is a beautiful soul like yourself walking on this earth. An earthly angel.


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