Description This is a painting for a contest. It had to have a Christmas theme. I chose this subject matter because I find it interesting that God chose the humble shepherds to tell first of the announcement of Jesus's birth. This is completely my version of that moment of how I can vision it. The shepherds lovingly taking care of their sheep as the angle appears. I put Luke 2:11 which were words from the angles mouth into the picture. It says, 'For unto you is born this day in the city of David a saviour, which is Christ the Lord.' I believe this was such an exciting time in history because the Messiah that God's people had been looking for had come although many did not realize this to be so.
Penny Pausch, Jonesboro Member Since February 2012 Artist Statement I grew up way back in the hills of Missouri (U.S.). I was a country girl and loved every moment of it. My sister and I did not have many toys and so we played outside on trees and other things in the woods and learned to use our imagination. This has become an asset to me. I knew by the 5th grade that I wanted to be an artist more than anything else. I like to paint, sew, minipulate objects so that they are interesting, cook, and write poetry. One of my goals is to write a poetry book and illustrate it. I recently have gone back to college after 17 years of raising my children.