Advent Calendar 2015

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I've finished my 2015 Advent calendar drawings.  As in the other years, it felt like time well spent.

This daily activity helps me reflect on the hope and joy of the season.  If you might like to try something similar, click here for more information, including template links and prior years' calendars.

Each drawing space is small (about 1-5/8" high) and it may look a bit fuzzy above.  For a better view, click on the image.

For a listing of words, sources of words, Copic colors, and other materials used,  see below (or click on "read more" to see it)

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Words, Sources of Words, Copic Colors, and Other Materials Used
Sunday, November 29:
Words: We are leaving ordinary time.
Source: Each year, my calendar has begun with the words "We are leaving ordinary time..."  These words remind me that Advent is a special time of year, looking forward to Christmas and the birth of Jesus.  And it's a fact that "ordinary time"-  the long summer and fall church season after Pentecost - has now ended.
Copic colors: Black 0.2 multiliner, custom color B2000, B41,45, YR04,30, YG05,95

Monday, November 30:
Word: Renew
Copic colors: Black 0.3 multiliner, FV2, BG05, G14

Tuesday, December 1:
Words: Abound in love
Source: 1 Thessalonians 3:12 - "... abound in love for one another ..."
Copic colors: Black 0.3 multiliner, BG90,93,96, R56,59
Other: white gel pen

Wednesday, December 2:
Words: All is calm
Source: Christmas hymn "Silent night, holy night, all is calm..."
Copic colors: Black 0.3 multiliner, T1, BG70,72, R32, G43,46

Thursday, December 3:
Words: Your redemption is drawing near
Source: Luke 21:28 - "Now when these things begin to take place, stand up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near."
Copic colors: Purple and cobalt 0.3 multiliners, V000,15,17, B21

Friday, December 4:
Words: Peace and good will
Source: The angels' message in Luke 2:14
Copic colors: Black 0.5 multiliner, G14, Y19, R24+R00, YR04+YR11, E15+Y11

Saturday, December 5:
Words: Strengthen your hearts
Source: James 5:8 - "Strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near."
Copic colors: Black 0.2 multiliner, Y26, BG53, V06, RV66,95

Sunday, December 6:
Words: Be ready
Source: Matthew 24:44 - "Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour."
Copic colors: Black 0.3 multiliner, Y13, C1,5, B01,05, V20

Monday, December 7:
Words: Joy to the world!
Source: Christmas hymn
Copic colors: Black 0.3 and 0.5 multiliners, Y26, G14, custom color R290
Other: Circle template

Tuesday, December 8:
Word: Savior
Copic colors: Black 0.3 multiliner, V04,06, B000,32

Wednesday, December 9:
Words: Your light has come
Source: Isaiah 60:1 - "Arise, shine! for your light has come."
Copic colors: Cobalt 0.3 multiliner, B29, Y06,08

Thursday, December 10:
Words: Waiting in hope
Source: It's a key theme of Advent for me.
Copic colors: Black 0.3 and 0.05 multiliner, brown 0.3 multiliner, E71, YR04, R59, RV19, airbrushed BG45

Friday, December 11:
Words: In the wilderness, prepare the way of the Lord.
Source: Isaiah 40:3
Copic colors: Black 0.3 multiliner, custom color B2000, W1,3, T1, BG90,93, E81,87

Saturday, December 12:
Words: Christ - Redeemer
Copic colors: Black 0.3 and 0.5 multiliners, Y15,26, custom color YYR2000, V04, R290, YR04, YG23, G14, BG32, B24, custom color FV25
Other: Circle template

Sunday, December 13:
Words: Patience
Copic colors: Black 0.05 and 0.3 multiliners, Purple, brown, and olive 0.3 multiliners, G17,28,40,46, YR21, YG23, B23, E000,09,23,53, V06, FV2, custom color FV25, RV91
Other: Red gel pen

Monday, December 14:
Words: Surely it is God who saves me; I will trust in him and not be afraid.
Source: Isaiah 12:2
Copic colors: V12, B41,63

Tuesday, December 15:
Words: Rejoice and blossom
Source: Isaiah 35:1 - "The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad; the desert shall rejoice and blossom."
Copic colors: Black 0.3 multiliner, YG05, G46, RV34, custom color R290

Wednesday, December 16:
Words: Veni Emmanuel
Source: Latin for "O Come Emmanuel" (savior)
Copic colors: Purple 0.3 multiliner, V17, Y11,21, YR21

Thursday, December 17:
Words: Behold
Copic colors: Black 0.3 and 0.5 multiliners, Y26,28, BG32,45,49, B63, E04,53, dotted with "0" colorless blender

Friday, December 18:
Word: Ponder
Copic colors: Black 0.3 multiliner, B41,45 RV29, Y21

Saturday, December 19:
Word: Awaken
Copic colors: Black 0.3 multiliner, T3, V12, G07, BG05

Sunday, December 20:
Word: Anticipate
Copic colors: Black 0.1 multiliner, V12,15, B21,24,66, YG05, G17, BG75, YR15

Monday, December 21:
Word: Maranatha
Source: Aramaic for “Come O Lord” 1 Corinthians 16:22
Additional words: We await his coming in glory
Source: Eucharistic prayer B, Book of Common Prayer, "We remember his death; we proclaim his resurrection; we await his coming in glory."
Copic colors: Black 0.5 multiliner; YR04, Y19, R24, E15, all + custom color YYR2000; G14+G000

Tuesday, December 21:
Words: At that time I will bring you home.
Source: Zephaniah 3:20
Copic colors: Black 0.1 and 0.3 multiliners, BG10, G07,40,46, Y21,26, B66+24, RV66+V000, V06+V15, FV2+V000
Other: White gel pen

Wednesday, December 23:
Words: You shall draw water with rejoicing from the springs of salvation.
Source: Isaiah 12:3
Copic colors: Black 0.2 and 0.3 multiliners, B01+ "0" colorless blender, YG61, W1,3,5, T3, E71,81,84, Y26, BG90,93, YG91

Thursday, December 24:
Words: Make here your home
Source: Advent hymn "Savior of the nations, come; virgin's son, make here your home."
Copic colors: Black 0.2 multiliner, Y21+"0" colorless blender, C5, W3,5, YG91, E41,43,44,84

Friday, December 25, Christmas Day:
Copic colors: Black 0.05, 0.2, and 0.5 multiliners; Y21,26+"0" colorless blender, G24,46, B01,05,21,24, R000,00,02,32, E000,00,04,11,21,25,44,53,87

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