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Oh, the Blood... by Chrishankhah Oh, the Blood... by Chrishankhah
O, the blood of Jesus,
O, the blood of Jesus!
O, the blood of Jesus,
That washes white as snow.

...I think I was kneeling, because sometimes in deep prayer, the world begins to feel just a little heavy, and I feel I need to rest. Or maybe old habits die hard, and I still have a bit of Catholic in me. Or maybe it's just something about God that...brings a person to her knees.

Whatever it was, it was between something in my heart and something in the words of that song that did it. And then I had this image in my head, and this is what resulted. For the rest of Sunday night, I could not shake this mental picture of a blood that was only barely red, moreso white -- a blinding, clensing white. A blood of such intensity, such light, it would bleach anyone it touched. I had the image of a person showered in such light... Reaching, ready. Renewed.

The picture in my mind was much more basic than this. It was simple, without perspective, and thicker lines. But you know how I get carried away...

I designed her in my likeness. I'm not exactly sure why except that "just anybody" would have taken meaning from this, for me. I suppose that makes it a personal piece.

Wouldn't you reach, too?

Maybe you should.
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ThatOneGuy92 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
Very nice picture. I love the execution of the concept.
Chrishankhah Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! =)
ThatOneGuy92 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
You're welcome :)
bleedingxxbliss Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope it's alright, and please forgive me, but i've used this picture in a video i just made. I hope it serves it justice. I hope that's alright, sorry i couldn't ask before..i used many pictures and i particularly remember this one. If you'd like to see the video, let me know. Thank you!
Chrishankhah Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
That's perfectly fine, any way God wlil have it used -- thank you!

May I see the video? :)
bleedingxxbliss Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
You may, here's a link

and thanks again! It's a longer video, but your picture is towards the end :) God Bless!
Chrishankhah Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow ... too amazing! Thank you for sharing that, it's beautiful!
Magycmyste Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
I LOVE the atmosphere of this piece!

Chrishankhah Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)
Cealcrest Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
That's awesome. really.

Hey - I've never been Catholic and I love praying on my knees. Or face down on the ground. When I really have that awareness of utter dependence or total awe or just how unworthy I am... it just happens.
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