Looking Back: 2015 Advent Devotional

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Here’s a quick look back at the cover illustration of the HEBFF 2015 Advent Devotional by artist Ruth Meharg. We originally discovered Ruth’s intricate and dynamic work—some of which utilizes cut, painted tissue paper overlaid with acrylic paint—through the Laity Lodge Artist Retreat community, where her mother, artist Gwen Meharg, is a longtime participant.

The sequence of photos below shows her process from original pencil thumbnails—based on our initial conversations—to the original cut paper images, to the gradual layering of colors, to the final cover.

 

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