Creating Meira

I am in the process of painting a new fairy I named Meira. I used a 7mm mechanical pencil to sketch, and I am currently using acrylic paint to finish. I am working on a group of paintings to sell on Etsy, so I am learning about how to set up an Etsy seller account and using copyrights. Hope everyone has a blessed week.        Ash πŸ™‚

“He turns my darkness into light.”

                      2 Samuel 22:29

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.”

                        Desmond Tutu

Meira: Dark fae from Ciardha (dark fae village)

Age: 228 years fae/19 human year equivalency 

Hair:?

Eyes:Blue/green

Ht.:6inches

Meira, a dark fae of Ciardha, sits and mourns the slaughter of her family after a goblin attack on her village. Haven, a light fae warrior of Alethea, is in Ciardha to help the dark fae regain peace after the Gethen Goblins’ onslaught of destruction. Seeing Meira, Haven’s heart is  filled with compassion for the little dark fae, and unknown to Meira, her future instantaneously shifted towards Haven and the light fae village of Alethea.

                     Ash

Copyright 2017 Ashley Benedick 

Lion and The Lamb

I have been really busy starting a new life in a new home. I was blessed with a beautiful wedding to a beautiful man who loves me with all his heart. I am happy to finally have my own home and a family. God is amazing. πŸ™‚ For my painting, I used a 7mm mechanical pencil and acrylic paints. 

Revelation 5:5-6

“One of the elders said to me, ‘Don’t cry. Look, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has won the right to open the scroll and it’s seven seals.’ Then I saw standing there with the throne and the four living beings, in the circle of the elders, a Lamb that appeared to have been slaughtered. ”

As cohen to our High Priest, 

Our King and Messiah Yeshuah,

Be strong and courageous,

Warriors,

Faithful protectors,

Roaring Lions.

As walking conduits of Adonai’ s Light,

Be gentle and merciful,

Patient and gracious, 

Full of peace and unconditional Love,

Faithful Lambs.

Ash πŸ™‚  


Eliana’s Elephant

           For my next painting I used a 7mm mechanical pencil to sketch, and acrylic paint to add color. I have been keeping quite busy with starting over, if said best. My life is currently changing quickly, and I am being swept up in the motion. Some of the change has been beautiful, some  has been sad. But I am committed to God, and am in constant awe inside this whirlwind of His merciful plans for my life.

                        Ash πŸ™‚

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Used gesso to cover an already painted canvas of a mandala.

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Sketched my elephant πŸ™‚

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I hope everyone has an amazing week! πŸ™‚

Dancing For Elohim

     I have had a busy couple of months. I hermited myself away in my home, my heart was broken, I was literally guzzling bottles of wine, and then mourning a friend and fellow mother who relapsed on heroine and died, and I just felt crushed, alone, used, and washed-up. I felt at my lowest, and felt such a crushing depression that I thought I was dying inside. I hated my reflection and the sound of my voice, and seriously couldn’t think of anyone who benefited from my existence, and I questioned God and asked Him why  did He make me if I was just going to be this miserable dying heap of flesh that wasn’t good for anything and was just useless. I was crying everyday so hard my face was swollen and every time I ate anything I consumed snot and tears. I dreamed of sticking my head in water and just sucking it in as fast as I can just to get it over with. But God just out of the blue, right when I was crushed and at my lowest point, He lifted me up. And my life is now full of joy and peace. Literally in a blink of an eye I am out of that darkness and I am sitting here right now in light. I have a wonderful uncle who loves me like a father and took me to his church every week. And now I have friends (where did they come from? ), I have purpose,  and a life. And an amazing man of God who loves me and my son and wants to be in our life. Where did he come from and when did this happen?  I am in shock and awe at this point. But God picked me up all broken and useless and made me whole again. For that I am ever thankful to Elohim and He has given me a reason to dance again. 

              Ash πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    For my painting, I used a 7mm pencil to sketch and acrylic paints on an 11×13 canvas. 

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Hope everyone has an awesome day!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

The Kept Lady

“Freedom lies in being bold.”                   

 -Robert Frost 

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       For my next art journal entry I used a 7mm mechanical pencil to sketch, then added color with Prismacolor colored pencils.

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You have ravaged me,
taken my body,

my flesh you have hurt.

The rough, wet touches of your tongue make me ill,

each pain you inflict only strengthens my resolve.

I can not deaden my senses to your touch,

as you burn with eager lust, 

greedily taking what you crave,

inside I am burning coals of rage.

The time will come, 

when you least expect it, 

your screams of ecstatic pleasure will be screams of agony,

you will be my toy then.

The harsh, coarsness of your flesh will be soft and pliable,

against the sharp point of my dagger,

I will find sweet ecstasy in sinking it’s blade into your grotesque heart.

Ahhhhh!

My dagger,

my anxious death wielding dagger!

Stolen from beside your sweaty and naked carcass of a body,

passed out and drained from ravaging me.

Yes, we shall play soon,

my tormentor, my captor,

then I shall be set free.

             Ash

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Hope everyone has a wonderful upcoming weekend!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ 

The Essentials

     The past week and a half I spent time battling the flu, playing endless games of War with my niece Tessa, and binge watching Love on Netflix.  So happy to be up and at ’em again and have my energy back. It felt so nice to pull out my art journal and start sketching. For my drawing, I used a 7mm mechanical pencil to sketch, and Prismacolor colored pencils to finish. 

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The Woman-

Friend

Lover

Soft lips

Kisses

Making love

Lifegiver

Essential for Existence

Pollinator

Male to Female Transporter

Key to Fruit, Nut, and Seed Formation

Sweet, Thick Honey Maker

-The Bee

                  Ash



  






Elrian and Ashryn

For my next characters, I used a 7mm pencil to sketch, and prismacolor colored pencils to add color. I had an old sketch I wanted to redraw and finally work on and add to my art journal of character studies.

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Elrian and Ashryn

Valynowen, an elven mage of the Anwar elves of Rhunduin, plots against an elven maiden Ashryn. Ashryn is loved by a dark fae named Elrian from Ciardha. Valynowen is insanely jealous of their love, and wants Elrian for her own. Valynowen plots against the unknowing couple, she murders Ashryn in a jealous rage, and curses the beautiful Elrian to walk the rest of his days as a hybrid wolf fae.

           You. Now a fading memory.

Flickering off and on, like a light bulb dimming and dying out.

You were once safe, stored away in a compartment of my mind.

Vivid and clear. I was confident in your heady memory. 

Now a mere shadow.

An empty canvas I continuously repaint.

Each time is more difficult than the last.

I’m forgetting your facial features.

Everything a discombobulated blur.

The sound of your voice.

A static hum of white noise. 

Loud and confusing.

I am in anguish.

I weep.

Clammy and ill.

Piteously grasping on to a dying memory, slowly being eaten by a black void.

Broken and not whole.

Incomplete.

I am alone.

           Ash