Sunday, September 21, 2008

Archangel Coloring Pages

Last week, Lorri asked me if I had any archangel coloring pages that she could use for a homeschool party. I was planning on making some, so I bumped up my production schedule to get her a St. Michael to use. The Professor chose this picture as the most manly one we could find (with the exception of the girly hair~ his words). Well, this weekend, I worked on Gabriel and Raphael too and let me tell you, I think I'm going cross-eyed! Those pages were probably the hardest ones I've done yet. Lots of little lines. I tried to give myself a bit of a reprieve by not doing full bodies. And for an example of what happens when I leave my comfort zone, take a look at Raphael. Not exactly like the original. I thought St. Raphael was usually seen with a fish, not a child and The Professor said something about a staff which my brain translated as "spear" until well into the black lining process when The Professor decided to inform me that it is usually a walking staff. Oh well. Not starting over! No way. No how.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy them. The Professor has already claimed St. Michael. I am betting Sunshine and Shortcake both choose Gabriel and that leaves Raphael to endure BigBoy's colorful scribbling. Serves him right.

26 comments:

  1. I am loving these coloring pages...thank you so much!

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  2. These are absolutely gorgeous. thanks so much for sharing them!!

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  3. We are memorizing the St. Michael prayer this week with the littles. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work, it is perfect timing...

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  4. Oh My son will LOVE to see these tomorrow morning!

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  5. These are lovely, Charlotte! The feast of the Archangels coming up this month is one of my favorites. These will be perfect!

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  6. Beautiful! These are perfect for us, Charlotte. The Archangels have always been special to me - they're my birthpatrons. Thank you so much for your generosity!

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  7. Put a coloring book together!

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  8. Thank you so much, Charlotte! These are beautiful! Our homeschool is St. Michael the Archangel Academy (my dh is in law enforcement), so we always make a point of celebrating Michaelmas. My boys will love these!

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  9. We love your coloring pages. Can you tell me the artists who did the pieces you turned into coloring pages? We like to do a little art appreciation with each feast day and to have a coloring page to go with a work of art is such a treat.

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  10. Um, I can't tell you the artists for all of them. Some of them were done from photographs, not paintings. If you are talking about the Archangels specifically, I found the originals on a website for (unfortunately) a schismatic church so I didn't want to link to them directly and now I can't find them at all. I did find this man's work based on photographs he took of the originals and he claims that they came from Hexham Abbey but I couldn't find out anything more about them. Sorry.

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  11. I am just getting around to downloading these, and they are awesome!! You amaze me!

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  12. Thank you! In my home growing up as seventh of town, we always prayed to Saint Raphael, patron saint of travelers, when dad was out of town. I will be using these today for an activity for the kids during an adult study group! God Bless!

    Her's a prayer I found: Prayer to St. Raphael: Patron of Travelers & Bearers of the Good News

    St. Raphael, archangel, you protected young Tobiah as he journeyed to a distant land. Protect all travelers and most especially those who go about near and far preaching the Gospel. Guide and inspire modern apostles who use the communications media to bring the Good News of Christ to many souls. You also brought healing and joy to all you met. Help those who bring the Word of God to souls, that they may be as instruments in God's Hands to draw many to lives of Christian holiness. We ask this through Christ, Our Lord. Amen.

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  13. LOL! I meant to say seventh of "ten", of course.

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  14. Would love to see the St. Gabriel photo as well. Do you still have a copy of the photo you made the coloring page from?

    Thank you for all your efforts.

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  15. As I mentioned, I can't find the place that I saw the originals and I don't have a copy saved on my computer. All I have is the link that I provided in my earlier comment that takes you to Jim Lanyon's site. I will keep looking and see if I can find them again.

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  16. I love these pictures!

    Please please please let me know how I can contact you (I can't find a way through your blog) I am working on a project for Catholic homeschoolers and would love for you to illustrate them for me - drawing is NOT a talent I have been given!

    Blessings,
    Cassandra

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  17. Cassandra,
    On the side bar, underneath the title "Hello!" is my email address.

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  18. Thanks very much, my classes will be using these today and tomorrow-your are an angel!

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  19. Help! Charlotte. When I try to download the coloring page, it says this is private, please get the proper password from the Author. Any suggestions. I was hoping to use your wonderful pictures with the kids today. God bless you,
    Adele

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  20. Just came across your lovely colouring pages and passed them on to a few other Catholic homeschoolers over here (UK). Thanks - this is just what we need to help celebrate feast days with little ones!

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  21. God bless you for sharing these beautiful pictures of Archangel Michael, Raphael and Gabriel. My daughter homeschools her five children. The children are going to be so excited when I give them these. Thanks again for doing the Lord's work.

    Grammy from Missouri

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  22. These are great!! Thank you so much for sharing them. I'll be using them with a lesson for my religion class tonight.

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  23. I ALWAYS love your coloring pages. You are such a talented artist. All I can draw are stick figures. Somehow I don't think my kids would be impressed with that:)

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  24. Thank you! Thank you for the coloring pages!!!

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  25. I am teaching religious education for 2nd grade at The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Charleston, SC and these pages are helping us to create saint binders over the course of the year. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity! God bless you!

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