Thursday, December 27, 1973

Advent Calendar 2009 - Colors, Words, and Sources

First posted on Nov. 29, 2009, and updated daily through December 24 as I added drawings to the calendar.

For each of the 27 drawings in my Advent Calendar 2009, here are the Copic colors (and any other materials) that I used; the words; and sources of quoted words. Everything is drawn or written with black Copic multiliners, generally 0.1, 0.2, and 0.3, unless noted.

Sun 11/29/2009 Words: We are leaving ordinary time.
Source: Advent is the beginning of the church year. It is preceded by a long stretch of “ordinary time,” the summer and fall months after Pentecost.
Note: I used the same words to begin my 2008 Advent calendar.
Colors: V12,15, G40, YG03,63, Y15,24, custom color B2000 mottled with colorless blender "0"
Mon 11/30/2009 Words: Take my moments and my days, let them flow in ceaseless praise.
Source: Not an Advent hymn, but as I looked ahead at the empty squares on my Advent calendar, I found myself singing it. It's the second line of a hymn "Take my life, and let it be consecrated, Lord, to thee." The words are sung with several different tunes, including Hollingside, my favorite. Click here to hear it and to see the rest of the words.
Colors: BG10,32,45,72; Turquoise and Cobalt Multiliners
Tues 12/1/2009 Word: Joy
Colors: R02,24,29,32; Y11,13
Wed 12/2/2009 Words: Lead me in your truth, Your steadfast love.
Source: A few words from Psalm 25, verses 5-6.
Colors: B41,45, E53
Thurs 12/3/2009 Words: To give light to those who sit in darkness
Source: Luke 1:79 (The Song of Zechariah, Luke 1:68-79) Zechariah was the father of John the Baptist.
Colors: Y11,13, V09, BV00, G12,17,28, W1, Olive and Purple Multiliners
Fri 12/4/2009 Words: Your redemption is drawing near.
Source: Luke 21:28
Colors: V000,09, B000,26, G17
Sat 12/5/2009 Word: Watch
Colors: B01,06,26,39, C1,3,5,7, RV13,14,32

Sun 12/6/2009
Words: Come, thou long expected Jesus.
Source: Hymn "Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus." Click here to hear its tune "Stuttgart" and see all the words.
Colors: BV00,04,08, G24,28, Y11,26, E25,29; Gold Sanford Uniball Gel Impact pen
Mon 12/7/2009 Words: The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: "Prepare the way of the Lord..."
Source: Luke 3:4, which quotes from Isaiah 40:3
Colors: B41,45, BV20,23, W0,1,3,5, YG91, E41,43,71
Tues 12/8/2009 Word: Hope
Source: For me, the central theme of the Advent season is hope.
Colors: YG03,05,21, Y11,15; Olive and Orange Multiliners
Wed 12/9/2009 Words: God with us... Emmanuel
Source: Matthew 1:23
Colors: RV91,95, G21, E43, dabbed lightly with colorless blender (0) on terry cloth for the uneven coloring effect
Thurs 12/10/2009 Words: With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation
Source: Isaiah 12:3
Colors: Custom color B2000, B01,24,32,45, BG32,72
Fri 12/11/2009 Word: Promise
Source: A theme of Advent is that God's promise of salvation is fulfilled.
Colors: RV17,29, R24, Y11, YG21,23,95, G29
Sat 12/12/2009 Word: Veni
Source: An ancient Advent hymn, Veni Emmanuel (Latin), or “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”
Colors: Y000, RV06, R29, BG32, B24, V04; Pink, Purple, Sky Blue, Turquoise, and Olive Multiliners.

Sun 12/13/2009 Words: Surely it is God who saves me ... I will trust and not be afraid.
Source: Isaiah 12:2
Colors: Custom color B2000, B01,05,21,24, V04,15, BV08, Y38, YR07,21
Mon 12/14/2009 Words: Bear fruits worthy of repentance.
Source: Luke 3:8
Colors: B000, Y000, R59, RV29, E04,43, W3, YG63,91, G17, G21+YG91 (meaning YG91 colored on top of G21 to make a new color, seen at the bottom of the drawing.)
Tues 12/15/2009 Words: From our fears and sins release us.
Source: Hymn "Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus." (Same source as 12/6.) Click here to hear its tune "Stuttgart" and see all the words.
Colors: C1,3,5,7, RV06,13,32, BG10,32, B01
Wed 12/16/2009 Words: Rejoice and exult with all your heart. Rejoice in the Lord always.
Source: Zephaniah 3:14, Philippians 4:4
Colors: R32, E000
Thurs 12/17/2009 Words: Speedily help and deliver us.
Source: Book of Common Prayer, Collect for the 3rd Sunday of Advent (click to open the link, then scroll down)
Colors: G07,40, YG05,21, V04,12, BV04, RV06
Fri 12/18/2009 Words: Sing aloud
Source: Zephaniah 3:14
Colors: YR20,21, R08,29, RV14
Sat 12/19/2009 Words: Stir up your power, O Lord...
Source: Book of Common Prayer, Collect for the 3rd Sunday of Advent (click to open the link, then scroll down) (same source as 12/17.)
Colors: YR20, Y000,19, Custom color B2000, B000,01,26,41,45, BG05, Cobalt Multiliner

Sun 12/20/2009
Words: Sleepers, wake!
Source: The hymn "Sleepers, wake!" Click here to see all the words and to hear its tune, "Wachet auf," written by J.S. Bach.
Colors: G000,12,14, B01, BG05,10, Y15,26, RV000,17,32
Mon 12/21/2009 Word: Joy
Colors: RV10,13, G07, V04, B14,29, Pink Multiliner
Tues 12/22/2009 Words: Blessed is she who believed.
Source: Luke 1:45
Colors: R08, RV59, G12, YG21,63,91,95, custom color B2000, Sepia Multiliner
Wed 12/23/2009 Words: Angels bending near the earth.
Source: Christmas hymn "It came upon the midnight clear, that glorious song of old." Click here to hear its tune "Carol" and see all the words.
Colors: B01,41,45,63, BG000, BV000, V000, RV02, R24, Y000,26, C0, W5, G14,40, E000,11,15,33,71, Turquoise Multiliner
Thurs 12/24/2009 Christmas Eve Word: Expectation
Colors: Y000,26, B32, G21, R02,08, RV29, E000,33,44,53, W1,3
Fri 12/25/2009 Christmas Day Words: O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord.
Source: Christmas hymn "O come, all ye faithful." Click here to hear its tune "Adeste Fideles" and see all the words.
Colors: B39,41,45, R02, YG91,95, BG93,95, BV20, Y000,26, YR20, W1,5, C0,1, E000,00,25,41,43,44

Paper: Neenah, 8.5x11"

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