Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Second Day of Advent

"...Mighty Gitchi Manitou sent angel choirs instead"
When I do a presentation of the Huron Carol to school groups I like to take them through the book like this:  (Advent picture 1) "Here we are above the forests; see the snowy tree tops and frozen waterways, with the birds flying away."  Then I show the whole picture, (Advent picture 2 and full picture below) "That Mighty Gitchi Manitou sent angel choirs instead", the earth and heavens and heavenly host.
"Twas in the moon of wintertime"
from The Huron Carol by Father Jean de Brebeuf


  1. How fortunate those school groups are to have you make the presentation of the beautiful Huron Carol, via your magical paintings. Their eyes and spirits will be given a treat! xo

  2. Thanks Frances! It is the things you don't expect that really impress the little ones, like my putty eraser or the samples of printer's colour separations.