In Katrina's full-sized design, the Head and Halo form a figure 8 shaped Infinity Ribbon, whose energy flows downward to an (inverted) Heart-Shape formed of the arms with the hands meeting at Heart Center in Prayer Pose. So we have the Infinite flowing into Love gathered at the Heart. Let the Heart be opened and filled with Love, Light, Joy, and Gratitude for, from, and to the Divine.
We have two variations of our Celtic Angel wood carving. The larger, (13 inches tall by 11 inches wide) has more intricate weaving in the shape. The miniature, (6.5 inches by 5.25 inches wide) has less weave and the wings are solid allowing us to have a more affordable version of Angel. We tie a ribbon through the halo of the Miniature for hanging.
While they are wonderful for year-round decoration for those who have an affinity with Angels, they can also be that special Christmas decoration that becomes tradition! The miniatures can be displayed on a wall, in a window, over a cradle...and they also make wonderful Christmas Tree Ornaments!
MEANING OF ANGEL SYMBOL: An angel is a supernatural being or spirit, often depicted in human form with wings and halos around their head, found in several religions and mythologies. They are known as benevolent celestial beings who act as intermediaries between Heaven and Earth. Other roles of angels include acting as Guardian Spirits, a guiding influence or carrying out God’s tasks.
Several religions regard angels as spirits. In Hebrew, the Quran and the Christian Bibles, they are often depicted as messengers of God. The term "angel" has also been expanded to various notions of spirits found in many other religious traditions. Other roles of angels include protecting and guiding human beings, and carrying out God's tasks.
Our carvings are single pieces of western red cedar, designed and carved to be wall hangings. Each carving begins as a 1 X 12-inch cedar board. While we use power tools (Scroll Saw, Rotary shaft Tool, handheld detail sanders, etc.), we use no lasers, CNC machines, or computer-operated cutting machines. All work is done with our hands and eyes…
We cut the 2-dimensional blanks with scroll and jigsaws (double-sized custom orders have to be cut with a jigsaw). Carving is done with rotary shaft tools and disc grinders. The 80 grit sanding is the final phase of the carving process, removing the nicks and gouges from the carving tools, and finishing the shaping of the weave. The next 2 sandings with 120 then 220 grit finishes the smoothing and polishing. They are finished with Clear Danish Oil to seal the piece, bringing out the grain and the color.