notbecauseofvictories#some have entertained angels unawares #but others get this—seraphim crashing on your couch (metaphorically of course; they wouldn’t fit on a sofa) #with their hundred hundred wings beating the air lazily; their beryllium eyes shut #”you should get a place” you may tell them over breakfast. ”not that you aren’t always welcome; but don’t you want somewhere to call your #own?” #but the seraphim merely blinks; eyes sparking; and goes back to coaxing the coffee maker not to burn your morning caffiene high #(they don’t understand property you see; don’t understand the concept of owning a piece of the dust—earth is humanity’s birthright #and all else is god’s) #(…yes even them; their wings; their eyes; the half-burnt coffee on their 7-dimensional tongue) #(you do not need to have a place of your own when you yourself are not your own; silly human) #(so the seraphim keep dragging themselves in at 2am; starlight caught in their feathers and whiskey on their breath; whispering #”are you up? are you up? the kingdom of god is at hand—come and kiss me” #before collapsing back onto the sofa; wings fluttering in the angelic approximation of helpless giggles) #(…it turns out seraphim do indeed fit on the couch; with just enough room for one sleep-deprived human #waiting for the kingdom of god to arrive) #a glory of angels #the city is full of wings
Wings of Light / Kinuko Y. Craft
Snow Queen | Vania Zouravliov
"Maternal Affection" painted by Hughes Merle (Born 1823 - Died 1881; French artist) in 1867.
Angel of Death, 1851
Émile Jean-Horace Vernet (1789 - 1863)
Wet on wet is difficult.
After this, I’ve concluded that ideal sketching/painting conditions must include stormy weather, odd hours of the night, and ice cream.
I wanted to try Loki in fur as well and that’s the whole story.
Dante And Virgil In Hell (1850), William-Adolphe Bouguereau
literature meme : [1/5 poems]
"The Raven" (Edgar Allan Poe)