The Old Rugged Cross

Ever wondered what a tangled stack is?
Here is the definition once again:
rows of tangles that go in the same direction and touch.
They may be vertical, diagonal, horizontal, circular, or semi-circular
as long as they touch. There may be words in between the tangles.

For this piece, I cut this page out of an old Broadman Hymnal that my grandmother gave me when I was around twelve years old.

A really long time ago.

The Old Rugged Cross is a song that has meant a lot to me over the years.

It is also one of the songs we used at my father’s funeral.

I began by tangling the stacks,

making them touch as per the description,

and leaving words in between.

I went through and boxed the phrases in micron,

then highlighted them with pan pastels.

Deciding which phrases to use – keeping a consistent thought running –

was really the hard part for this page.

The rest was fun and games.

Super easy to do and I really like the way it turned out.

4 thoughts on “The Old Rugged Cross

  1. What a super idea – I always learn something when I visit you! I particularly like the way you've boxed certain words in & used colour for the sunrise with the cross & the red with 'blood.' Such a visual representation of what Christianity embodies. Paula (PEP)

    • this particular page was a work of love. thanks, paula, i am so glad you are inspired and that you continue to enjoy my blog. i'll be happy when you are able to start posting on yours again full-time 🙂 and thank you – i agree that this visual representation sums up my faith. sums up my salvation.

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