The Altar

April 18, 2007 at 12:03 am 4 comments


 Brushes: beautiful cloud 7491, JS Sculley & Japenese [sic] Foliage

   Layout:  SkEtCh IT Lines to Design


Entry filed under: Art, Christianity, Church, Digital Photography, Digital Scrapbooking, Photography, Photoshop Elements, Worship.

Virginia Tech Shooting Beth Moore’s Columbia Commission (An Artistic Interpretation)

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Los  |  April 18, 2007 at 5:48 pm


    Maggie: Thanks, Carlos. Nice to hear from you.

  • 2. ESM  |  April 18, 2007 at 6:17 pm

    Hopefully this will not be in bad taste… I realize the comment section was closed on the post featuring a page you made from your recent altar experience. BUT, I just had to comment. And really all I want to say is that it was such a touching page — a powerful reminder. Thanks for posting it. I am sure it will be meaningful to many.

    Maggie replies: Not at all, E, I’m glad you emailed…I copied the comment here. I didn’t realize comments were close. Thanks for the sweet note.

  • 3. Misty  |  April 19, 2007 at 5:05 pm

    I love the pure, quiet beauty of that page. Nicely done!

  • 4. Blessed Beyond Measure  |  April 23, 2007 at 6:20 pm

    Maggie, am I lost/confused or do I understand that you did the artwork on the page above and BM displayed it on her blog? I read, entirely, then reread and still am a bit confused – probably just my tired brain, but I do want to understand if thats what happened, because not only would it be oh so cool, but the artwork was gorgeous, truly. So if thats not what you meant, then none of this makes a lick of sense so feel free to delete in that case. xoxo

    Maggie replies: Yup. You got it!

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