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Following the decorated style of his last hymn of 'It Is Well With My Soul,' Weidmann's latest gallery release brings beautiful imagery to the celebrated Gospel hymn, 'His Eye is On the Sparrow' --Written 113 years ago, the lyrics still grip the hearts of people today.
Originally written by Civilla D. Martin in the early spring of 1905, the lyrics were the outcome of an experience Martin and her husband shared with a crippled couple whom they had formed a deep friendship with. Upon asking where their bright hopefulness came from, despite their limiting physical conditions, they shared their secret in a single line of beauty and simplicity: "His eye is on the sparrow, and I know he watches me." These words of boundless faith spurred the imagination of Civilla Martin and continue to have a lasting impact on the souls of many to this day.
The calligraphic script of lyrics encircles the Sparrow, perched on a blooming branch to signify the time in which Civilla Martin would have first penned these lyrics in early spring of 1905. As the viewer reads through this hymn, line-by-line, they circumvent this fragile bird, being reminded of His faithful watch over us. Around the nest of lyrics, a floral wreath hails on either side, containing spring-blooming flowers. Among them are daisies, crocus, peonies, tulips, and daffodils: each one chosen for its symbolism of cheerfulness, brightness, compassion, perfect love, rebirth, faith and everlasting life.
The banner in the title represents not only the method in which this hymn was first written, on pen and paper, but signifies a banner of Truth and Protection over the Sparrow -- Does God not wave the same banner over our lives through the scriptures? A banner of promise and faithfulness.
The theme of the song is inspired by the words of David in the Psalms and Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew in the Bible:
"I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you." Psalm 32:8, NIV
"Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?" Matthew 6:26, NIV
"Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows." Matthew 10:29–31, NIV
Limited Edition 300
Measures 17 inches wide by 23 inches tall.
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Weidmann's latest word study centers around an idea that has long worn itself in the hearts of wise men and women.
"Legacy" holds firm in bold gothic lettering from which carefully executed flourishes abound. As the Master thoughtfully lays each stroke of the pen, each stroke of our lives will weave a tale throughout our own legacy.
You are writing your legacy every day. What will yours be?
Limited Edition of 100
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With whimsical scrolls and dramatic strokes of gold ink M, Weidmann’s latest original bird flourish takes flight in his signature style.
Measures 12” x 18”
Gold ink on black fine art paper
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Weidmann's intricate engraving graces the barrel of this Montegrappa Fortuna Fountain in brushed silver. Explore this pen up-close to find that no line falls out of place under Weidmann's careful line work.
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"When peace like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll
Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say
It is well, it is well, with my soul."
Weidmann gently weaves a sea of script back into the context from which it first transpired. In the 1800's, Horatio Spafford's, "It Is Well With My Soul," was penned while crossing the ocean scene where the lives of his four daughters were lost in a tragic shipwreck. These words, heavy with feeling and brilliant with praise and peace, are well-worn into the souls of many as one of the world's most beloved hymns. In the midst of terrible loss and heartache, we can declare, "it is well, it is well with my soul!"
Sailors of long ago looked to the heavens to find their way on this earth. Though the seas would churn and the winds would blow, the heavens remained their constant guide. Burning stars above would chart their course across tumultuous seas, which threatened to claim their lives. Beyond the stars sailors spoke of a greater force, which they believed kept them safe and guided them home- this was the divine.
A ‘sojourner’ is a traveler who does not stay long in any one place. Whether we are literally traveling across an open sea or simply making our way through life, we are all sojourners. So, within the center of the compass rose is a ship sailing across high seas- a reminder that life brings waves to crash against our hull and test the strength of our vessel.
Pen and Ink
$ 250.00 $ 300.00
Weidmann's instant classic is an intricate pen and ink drawing where tools of various crafts are represented within a classic, organic and semi-symmetrical design intended to stir on the new generation of master creators and crafters. Craftsmanship beautifully takes center stage, emboldened by the charge, Preserve the Past, Forge the Future.
What is your craft?
One of the world's most prolific storytellers, C.S. Lewis, is immersed in his own tale as he encounters the face of Aslan, a most Untamed Lion.
In Deuteronomy (4:24), God describes himself as a Consuming Fire- a jealous God who pursues his people despite their constant rebellion against Him. God our Father is the light in the darkness; a fire burning bright who yearns for a relationship with His creation. He looks away from the viewer to show God’s inability to truly commune with His people in the Old Testament because they were cloaked in sin.
From the burning embers of Weidmann’s imagination, this piece is brought to life through swirling tones of charcoal and graphite. With a reminiscent gaze upon his weathered face, a sailor peers into the smoke of his pipe, recalling his adventures at sea. More than an illusory transition of smoke to sea to man, this piece speaks to the cyclical motion of life: the rough waters that pass beneath you form the person you will become.
$ 85.00 $ 85.00
Weidmann's latest capstone drawing compiles classic elements recognizable to the world-wide community of calligraphers and penmanship enthusiasts alike. This piece represents over 200 hours of intricate design, detail and delicate execution and is sure to become an instantly beloved work among Weidmann's collection.
Collect this piece in two different sizes at the early collector's price for pre-orders.
12" x 15" size is UNLIMITED EDITION. These are signed by the artist but are not numbered.
20" x 24" size is LIMITED EDITION of 50. THERE ARE ONLY 5 LEFT IN THIS LIMITED EDITION! These are signed and numbered by the artist and come with a certificate of edition.
Pre-order pricing will last until Saturday, January 6th and pre-orders are expected to be ready to ship by January 11th.
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The hummingbird is romanticized in this dynamic design as it pays tribute to the vintage technique of calligraphic off-hand flourishing. Like the hummingbird, the power of the message is in its details. The entanglement of line work speaks to the essence of love in combining two separate bodies, male and female, as a unified whole. Small imperfections grafted into the symmetry establish its own perfection.
Questions about this piece? Email Hannah@JakeWeidmann.com
The flourishing off the wingtips of this humble bird shows the powerful impact of a single, small life.
This piece emerged from the sorrow felt in the tragic aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting, taking place on December 14, 2012. The night of the tragedy, Jake, like countless others, tried to comprehend the wreckage of the day. In the midst of helplessness, a hopeful message stirred in the heart of the artist and emerged a flourishing bird-in-flight.
This little bird is a messenger of hope: though evil is rampant, goodness prevails. Each life is precious in the eyes of God and it is through Him that innocence and hope is restored.
“Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul…Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.”
I am a professional artist and certified Master Penman in Denver, CO. The youngest in history among twelve existing Masters today, I received my Master Penman certificate from the International Association of Master Penman, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting (IAMPETH) in July of 2011. I work across numerous mediums in art and calligraphy and I am most well known for my use of traditional calligraphic flourishing and hand lettering in the context of my fine art.
'His Eye is on the Sparrow' is a hymn that is close to my heart and many of yours as well. The soul-restoring message and the personal stories attached to this beloved song is one of the many reasons I felt called to it. With arduously long processes like this one, I often feel unseen or forgotten by the fast-paced, quick-scrolling world we live in. But the words of this hymn remind me that I am seen, I am known, and that this work is an important one. His eye is on THIS sparrow.
Since giving my first talk, I continue to receive numerous comments, messages, and emails from people-- especially students, teachers and parents -- who have shared with me the value they have found in my talk. It has been shared in thousands of classrooms, homeschool co-ops, and handwriting communities around the nation. Thank you all! I believe the reason for the success of this talk has nothing to do with me, but the personal legacy handwriting carries for each individual.