Monday, May 5, 2014

Sketch of heaven from Bible description, by Gloria Poole of Missouri

This sketch is a very rough sketch I, Gloria Poole, of Missouri and Georgia, drew and then painted with tempera and acrylics this morning trying to draw a basic picture of how Revelations describes heaven. Heaven is a real place according to Holy Bible , book of Revelation. It is not intended to portray heaven exactly as it really is according to Bible because it would take greater draftsman skills than I have to do that. The book of Revelations says heaven has 12 gates all made of pearl and goldens streets and a golden throne for GOD. I never attempt to draw or paint images of GOD, because it is forbidden by Exodus 20:1-6, King James Holy Bible. My reason for drawing and painting a simplified version of heaven is to pique your interest in the book of Revelations and heaven. Long ago, a man I worked with at TV station for my show of Tapestry of LIFE, told me that he was not interested in heaven and didn't believe it existed. That has caused me much thought because I am Southern Baptist and we all collectively as a religion believe absolutely that heaven [and hell ] exists. I am not referring to my 2nd exhusband DBP who never worked at the TV station or volunteered there or did anything for Tapestry of LIFE [except try to destroy it and me]. Hell is also described in Revelations but you can read about it. I am not planning to try to illustrate it.

The verses I looked up about heaven to try to draw from are as follows:

-there is no sun in heaven =Revelations 7:16 so I tried to make it appear as blue sky swirling around.

-there are 7 angels who stand before GOD's throne = Revelations 8:2, but I omitted them from this sketch as impossible for me to achieve any likeness of that didn't appear human. Angels are not human according to scripture but "created beings" who are messengers of GOD.I did try to draw and paint angels before but have since decided that human form may not be their appearance.

- there's a golden altar before GOD's throne =Revelations 8:3, I also omitted that as it didn't seem proper to me to attempt to draw something used by GOD;

- there's 7 lamps of fire before GOD's throne; also omitted from sketch on purpose;

-there's "living fountain of water" =Revelations 7:17; and also Revelations 22:1

-there's 12 foundations of heaven and each has different precious stones in it; [not illustrated];

-there's a wall around heaven= Revelations 21:12;

-the city of heaven is called "the "new Jerusalem" and floats in the heavens= Revelations 21:2

-there's a "pure river of water" from the throne of GOD= Revelations 22:1

-there are tree of life on both sides of the river of pure water=Revelations 22:2

-heaven is "pure gold" =Revelations 21:18

-all humans living and dead stand before GOD for judgement =Revelations 20:12

-the city of heaven is laid out as a square in a grid like form =Revelations 21:16

-the streets of heaven are gold =Revelations 21:21

-the entrance gates are of pearl =Revelation 21:21

I was looking for scriptures that described the physical appearance of heaven, but the entire book of Revelation is about heaven and hell, as it was revealed by JESUS after he was resurrected and glorified in heaven, to HIS disciple John. I do not think this is great sketch . It is only an attempt to draw from the description a basic appearance of what standing at the pearly gates would look like to anyone. I am certain heaven is far more glorious than anything I could ever draw or paint. However, I did try to make this appear all golden and shimmery and floating on cloud. I want all people to read the entire Bible cover to cover and especially the book of Revelations that describes the end of the physical world when JESUS comes back to earth to gather HIS believers to heaven. IF this sketch makes you curious about heaven and causes you to read the book of Revelation, it will be a success. I always pray for inspiration when I want to update this and any blog of mine that is intended to teach a pure mind and pure heart. Heaven is not a fantasy according to JESUS' revelation in Holy Bible. Also, the book of Revelation describes Armageddon, the war that destroys the earth in the end of time on earth. I always thought if a movie producer followed the Bible's descriptions [but not to draw image of GOD] in Revelations it would be one of the most fascinating and fearful movies that ever existed because Revelations also describes the 'great tribulation" and it's terrifying. I always refer to the King James Holy Bible.

Updated copyright since 17-April-2014:

Copyright Notice: I, Gloria Poole, residing in Missouri but born in state of Georgia, own this blog and all rights to it. I created it to begin with, years ago [but modify it intermittently], and have continued it after I moved to Missouri Oct 31, 2009. I own this blog and all rights to this blog and to all content of it. I created the art and signed it, and photographed it;and uploaded it to this blog. I have the original paintings and sketches. I also own all rights to any art, words, graphics I have created or do create in any place, for any reason or no reason, with any tool or method or brush on any surface, at any time. I have never assigned my copyrights to any one and I do not have an artist's rep or a literary agent at this time and have never had either [in the past].The content on this blog may not be reproduced, printed in hard copy, reprinted, published, saved to disk , downloaaded by anyone without my written on paper and notarized signature for a particular purpose. I sign my name on art as Gloria, as yu see on this sketch; and on some sketches as Gloria Poole. Gloria Poole is my real, born with, legal name since I resumed it legally after my 2nd divorce which was in Arapahoe County Colorado. I removed the Pappas name from my name forevermore by order of District Court Judge at time of final decree of divorce from male DBP in Oct 2007 who lives in Colorado; and I resumed my maiden name including my surname of Poole. I moved to Missouri on Oct 31, 2009 with the paintings and sketches I created while in Colorado. . I am also known on the web as; gloriapoole; Gloria as on art such as this which I signed when I completed it; gloria.poole; gloria-poole; gloria0817; gpoole817; gloria_poole; gloriapoole1749; gloriapoole.RN; gloriapooleRN at yahoo in which the RN means standard abbreviation for Registered Nurse; and as artist-gloria; artist-gloriapoole; gloriapoole-paintings; Poole, Gloria; Ms. Gloria Poole; Gloria Poole creator of words that WORK and Tapestry of LIFE; and as other variations of my real, born with, legal name of Gloria Poole. And I am known as G-L-O-R-I-A on and I had three domains with much art I created with my name written that way, for about 6 yrs until they were stolen from me by cyberthugs. I also had many domains and many with my very name written as gloriapoole in them from years 2004-2011 when criminals broke into my web-hosting accounts and ripped my domains and content right out-of-admin-panel. I have not bought domains since , because there is no security on web-hosting 'packages" because they do not honor business law or contract laws or any laws that I can tell since web-hosting companies do not try to stop cyber-criminals.

For the record: I am white, single again [divorced twice], woman with brown hair, Great Commission /Southern Baptist Christian, and the mother of two grown "children" who are daughters named Jennifer and Leigh. I am also a Registered Nurse licensed in Missouri; and a prolife activist, republican, an artist in all artists' mediums; and a blogger, tweeter, poet, author of children's book, and citizen journo; and photographer. I was born in the state of Georgia and am a US citizen by birth so I have all Constitutional protections including the First Amendment right to publish, speak, write, protest and the right not to associate with ungodly in general and atheist perverts in particular, or with violent murderous people or with alcoholics or with d-r-ug-a-d-d-ic-t-s [spelled to try avoid being labeled as wrong sort of person by political censorship on the prowl].

Also, for the record [for purposes of copyright and law enforcement {because several facets of my identity such as state of Georgia issued ID were stolen from me more than once and they were in tangible form}], I am not an employee of anyone, and Gloria Poole is my real, born with, legal name {but I have a middle Christian, given name at birth also that I never write as part of my signature}; and I draw, paint, sketch, photograph, tweet, blog , write from my own private apartment in Missouri, which is NOT shared with anyone. I work for myself in other words from my home studio-office which is a dedicated room for that purpose. I think the criminal in Colorado who stole my GA ID and my Holy Bible with my name printed on it, cut my photo out of the ID and inserted his accomplice's photo which is how it was used to access bank and credit union accounts of mine that began in Colorado. I lived in Colorado only a few yrs and was married a second time there for only 4 yrs and ten months before final decree of divorce from male DBP there. Both divorces of mine are public record--one in Georgia and one in Colorado. I moved to Missouri on Oct 31, 2009 to the same apt I am creating this blog from, which is my only residence.

I have NEVER had blond hair even as a tiny child. Both of my daughters were very blond up until college, but their hair is also darker more like mine now. But I know for certain that one of the accomplices of DBP who lives in Colorado dyes her hair a platinum [false looking] blond because she's old and gray- headed if hair not dyed blond. That is a statement of fact relevant to an on-going investigation into who is using my name and identity. I have been reported as blond yet I have NEVER been blond and NEVER dyed my hair. If you see my selfie from 15-March-2014 on about me page, you see the slight grey tendrils at my temples in my brown hair. I reason I earned them! And I'm keeping them.

Also, statement of fact: I am not subject to censorship or employer laws or ngo laws. I am a private US citizen by birth and draw, paint, photograph, blog, and tweet from my own private apartment. I always sign the art I create unless I have not finished it and plan to re-draw it or re-paint it. I do not have not for profit and never did. I never applied for not for profit status for any LLC or LLP I created, nor for my name or art. I intend some day to make a profit! No one is authorized to log into any account of mine anywhere, but me. Gloria Poole / Gloria / gloriapoole / gloria-poole / gloria.poole at my private apt in Missouri, which is not shared with anyone; 5-May-2014-2014; at 1:53pm