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Friday, March 24, 2017

~ Inspiration Friday ~

Inspiration truly is everywhere
 ~ isn't it?
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Today's posting is about being inspired by symbolic gravestone/headstone art...
more specifically, those sweet little lambs we see on ancient children's graves ~

a bit morbid to think about, but the stonework on these are just beautiful...
if one can look past the sadness of what they are representing.

I turn to these for inspiration for my needlework, but especially so in my rug hooking designs.
... what better symbol to use on a rug made from wool?

here are a few of my favorites ~ borrowed from my Pinterest boards.
or you can simply Google-search & type in the keywords:
'gravestone   art   headstone   symbols'

love the striped-effect of the marble

perfect, primitive profile

ravages of time....

different poses with legs curled or unfurled

just plain sweet

an almost-alien, naive lamb on a more contemporary stone

perfect texture

a sweet pile of lambkins

especially love the pose and texture of fleece on this one

tiny and weathered

i believe this to be contemporary, more garden art than marker, but still loverly

another fav. with nubby coat

and don't forget to study other gravestone art as well...
such beauty & much inspiration waits on your next visit to a local graveyard.
~ I find walking among them peaceful and a quiet place to reflect.

 Hoping you all have a beautiful Friday
~ filled with inspiration at every turn!

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori


Anonymous said...

I love to amble amid old cemeteries, too. Their timeworn headstones invite quiet reflection, as I believe they are meant to do. Great Inspiration Friday!

Farm Field Primitives said...

We have a cemetery at the end of our farm lane. It is one of my favorite things to wander through the older section on my walks. I have taken so many pics of the artwork on those stones as well. Thank you for sharing.

lynda said...

The Friends Meeting I attend has a VERY old, worn marker for a little girl named Mary, with a lamb sculpted on top of the tombstone . It was engraved" Mary had a little lamb"...so sad.

WoolenSails said...

I love to visit graveyards when we are in other areas.
I love to see the stones and read the inscriptions and wonder what it was like for them and their lives.
We do have a lot of old ones in the woods that have stones that are all worn away, but you can see how hard life was, by the amount of small stones in the family plots.


gracie said...

Oh I love the pictures....thank you for finding them and sharing them.

Rachel said...

Thank you for sharing, I find old cemeteries to be so interesting. Whenever I travel, I try to find at least one to visit.

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