Advent Calendar 2016

Advent finished -
My 2016 Advent calendar is finished. Always a good experience for me as I draw and color my way through Christmas.

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

With my daily drawings, I set aside a bit of space and time to reflect on the Advent season, and its message of hope and love.   If you might like to try something similar, click here for more information, including 2016 template links.  Or click here for my seven calendars from past years.

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 27:
Words: We are leaving ordinary time.
Source: My calendar each year starts with these words which point out the wonder of the Advent time, looking forward to Christmas and the birth of Jesus.  And in the church year, our long season of "ordinary time" - the summer and fall weeks after Pentecost - has now ended.
Copic colors: Black 0.2 and cool gray 0.3 multiliners, T1,3, FB2, G07, Y11,15, BV00,20, B21

Monday, November 28:
Words: The light shines in the darkness.
Source: John 1:5
Copic colors: Black 0.3 multiliner, Y000, YR21,30, BV34

Tuesday, November 29:
Word: Hope!
Copic colors: Black 0.3 multiliner, W1, RV11,14

Wednesday, November 30:
Words: Mercy, peace, and love
Source: Jude 1:2 "May mercy, peace, and love be yours in abundance."
Copic colors: Cobalt 0.3 multiliner, E81, B01,32

Thursday, December 1:
Word: Renew
Copic colors: Black 0.3 multiliner, G07,40, YG05, dots of "0" colorless blender
Other: white gel pen

Friday, December 2:
Word: Promise
Copic colors: Black 0.3 multiliner, custom color FV25, V000,04,12, BG000

Saturday, December 3:
Words: The word of our God will stand forever.
Source: Isaiah 40:8
Copic colors: Black 0.3 multiliner, Y11, YG03,21,23, BG32

Sunday, December 4:
Words: Watch and wait
Copic colors: Black 0.2 multiliner, BG90, B41,45, E25, YR30, Y21,26,28

Monday, December 5:
Word: Joy
Copic colors: Black 0.2 multiliner, V04, FV2, BG45

Tuesday, December 6:
Copic colors: Black 0.2 multiliner, G17,46, R29, 56

Wednesday, December 7:
Words: Silent night
Source: Christmas hymn "Silent night, holy night"
Copic colors: Black 0.3 multiliner, B66, Y21,26

Thursday, December 8:
Same as December 6

Friday, December 9:
Word: Maranatha
Source: Maranatha is Aramaic for “Come O Lord” 1 Corinthians 16:22
Copic colors: Black 0.1 and 0.5 multiliners, Y000, RV52, BV04

Saturday, December 10:
Words: The desert shall blossom
Source: Isaiah 35:1
Copic colors: Black 0.1 and 0.3 multiliners, custom color B2000, E41,81, R02,08,32, BG90,93, G12,46

Sunday, December 11:
Words: Keep awake
Source: Mark 13:37
Copic colors: Black 0.3 multiliner, E43,44, YR04, G07,46, YG61, V000,04,06

Monday, December 12:
Words:  Behold, I will do a new thing - now it shall spring forth.  Do you not see?
Source: Isaiah 43:19
Copic colors: Black 0.3 multiliner, Y11, custom color B2000, B01,05, BG57

Tuesday, December 13:
Copic colors: Black 0.1 and 0.2 multiliners, Y11,19, YG05,21, G000,14,46, custom color R290, R000,32,56

Wednesday, December 14:
Words: Holy night
Source and Copic colors: Same as December 7

Thursday, December 15:
Same as December 13

Friday, December 16:
Word: Listen
Copic colors: Black 0.3 multiliner, Y21, B01, G12,43, E21,53

Saturday, December 17:
Words: Born a child, and yet a King
Source: Christmas hymn "Come thou long-expected Jesus"
Copic colors: Black 0.3 multiliner, V06,12, Y26,28,  custom color B2000, B32, BG05

Sunday, December 18:
Words: Restore us, O God
Source: Psalm 80:3 "Restore us, O God of hosts; Show the light of your countenance, and we shall be saved."
Copic colors: Black 0.3 multiliner, E04, Y13, G000,17, B24,26

Monday, December 19:
Word: Fulfill
Copic colors: Black 0.2 multiliner, BG10, YG03, G24, RV17,63,66,  custom color R290

Tuesday, December 20:
Words: Make his paths straight
Source: Mark 1:3  "... prepare the way of the Lord; make his paths straight"
Copic colors: Black 0.3 multiliner, B41, Y19, W0,3, G000,43

Wednesday, December 21:
Words: Be patient
Copic colors: Black 0.1 multiliner, YR30, R56, E53, BV31,34, G24
Other: White gel pen

Thursday, December 22:
Word: Savior
Copic colors: Purple 0.3 multiliner, V04,06, B01

Friday, December 23:
Word: Peace
Copic colors: Olive and sky blue 0.3 multiliners, B41+"0", B41+BV31, BG93, G46

Saturday, December 24:
Word: Prepare
Copic colors: Black 0.2 multiliner, FV2, B24, G07, custom color R290, Y15
Other: White gel pen

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