Wednesday, Les started making the Holiday Angels, his daughter Christy photographed the process from start to finish. We are publishing the photos. ' A Master Craftsman at Work'
Aren't we fortunate to have this process documented?
When they are available in the Gift Shop - I'll POST A NOTE, please remember to purchase quickly. These are extremely time consuming, very detailed, beautiful pieces of West Virginia Glass.
An Angel is rarely used to represent anything other than the positive.
An Angel can be the perfect gift - or Holiday Decoration - Angels are appropriate for any time, season, place.
WEBMASTER STEVE provided us with the following info about ANGELS. our thanks to Steve and internet sources!
Angels: Other roles in religious traditions include acting as warrior or guard; the concept of a "guardian angel" is popular in modern Western culture.
Angels are usually viewed as emanations of a supreme divine being, sent to do the tasks of that being. Traditions vary as to whether angels have free will or are merely extensions of the supreme being's will. While the appearance of angels also varies, many views of angels give them a human shape.
Islam is clear on the nature of angels in that they are messengers of God (Allah in Arabic). They have no free will, and can only do that which God orders them to do. Angels mentioned in the Quran include Gabriel, Michael, Israfil, Haroot, Maroot and the Angel of Death, Azrael.
Angels can take on different forms. Prophet Muhammad, the last Prophet of Islam, speaking of the magnitude of Angel Gabriel has said that his wings spanned from the Eastern to the Western horizon. At the same time, it is well known in Islamic tradition that angels used to take on human form.
Bahá'u'lláh, the founder of the Bahá'í Faith, referred to angels as people who through the love of God have consumed all human limitations and have been endowned with spiritual attributes.
`Abdu'l-Bahá, Bahá'u'lláh's son, defined angels as "those holy souls who have severed attachment to the earthly world, who are free from the fetters of self and passion and who have attached their hearts to the divine realm and the merciful kingdom".
Furthermore, he said that people can be angels in this world.