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Prayer

Prayer

Title: Prayer
Media: watercolor on Arches watercolor paper
Size of original: 12 x 15 inches
Author: Greta Schumm McDonald

Prayer can be expressed in so many ways. Here is an encouragement to those discouraged, hopeless, struggling, or wondering if God listens or even hears our prayers. It is being real with God who loves us more than we dare imagine!

As a fledgling calligrapher, hours and hours of practice on letter form and layout was done with this text. In 1985 I created the design as you see it today using watercolor to illustrate the hands and write a visual picture of some words. It was at this time I added my tag-line, Making thoughts visible — custom calligraphy of inspiration & hope.

This text by Greta Schumm McDonald continues to be a blessing for many. After first seeing this wonderful prayer so many years ago, I finally had the great privilege of meeting Greta at a conference in 2010.