family crest: a possible weekend art project
If you love to paint but have trouble drawing here's an art project that might work for you. This week I used thegraphicsfairy.com to collect vintage images that represent the names in my family. I made the images the size I needed, printed them out, arranged them, traced them, and painted them. It felt a little like putting together a collage. Then I added some ink with my nib, but a black pen would do the trick.
The olive branch is for Oliver and Jeff. Jeff means God peace, and extending an olive branch is a symbol for offering peace.
The honeybee for my name. Melissa means honeybee.
The magnolia for our gentle dog Maggie
The deer and castle for Hirshburg; Hirsh can mean male deer, and burg means castle
Extra; Use lettering or calligraphy to add a scripture to the art piece. For example here are a few I might like to add;
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