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Mary and Martha by Tazi-san Mary and Martha by Tazi-san
That's Lazarus in the background, btw.

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Luke 10:38-42:

As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”

“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”

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Not saying we shouldn't do our chores but if it's costing us our sanity then we need to re-evaluate our priorities.

G.T.G.
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Kitti606 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
D'awwww! There's a kitty cuddling up to Jesus! <3 <3 <3

It's me. I'm the kitty. XD
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theannaj1 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
I love how you put Lazarus in the picture, That was amazing !!!! :) 
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LKElza Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love the kitten that's loving on the Lord. So sweet! This is one of my favorite events in the Bible for many reasons! Thank you for illustrating it! 
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Tazi-san Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome and thnx!

It makes me wonder how animals reacted to him since he's their Maker. I mean, animals react to evil spirits, (I've seen it) so it stands to reason...
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LKElza Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
I agree!!!! 
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MinistryComics Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
mew!
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, heh... love Martha's expression there... :giggle:
Sweet little scene there! I see even the cats love Jesus!
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scribbleprints Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Great illustration!

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VincentValentine13 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
This scene from the Bible will ALWAYS be marked by the excellent portrayal given in Adventures in Odyssey. It was one of my favorite stories since it really, I think, humanizes Jesus in his relationship with Mary, Martha and Lazarus--they weren't just followers but very dear friends and very nearly family, I would guess.
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Tazi-san Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
YAAAAY ODYSSEY!

Yes that show does WONDERFUL dramatization from the Bible and history. Brilliant.
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Veloxirunner Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
adorable adorable adorable what should i say adorable ^^
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BLAHhappy7 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
lol love the cats. This is very well done!
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Tazi-san Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ok, I don't know why but that prompted me to do a search on cats in Israel. Seems like they're just everywhere!

Interestingly, Sand Cats also came up in the search as they are indigenous to the region.

And thank you, many blessings this Valentine's Day :heart:
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Fundelstein Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful and excellent!
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UntoldPromises Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Heh I love the kittens! ^_^
I need to read this many times to remind myself that God is more important than stressing myself out
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Seventhdaysoldier Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
This si so ...wow,one of my favs
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Anbichan15 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
KITTY!!!
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potoperson Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Oh, so cute! I love this portrayal of such a lovely Bible story. And, yay Lazarus! :D Great job!
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Tazi-san Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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jethrosketch Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
Jesus looks awesome!
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GryphonZr-7 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow that's pretty wel drawn
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Robo-Bug Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very well done, and incredibly inspiring. Thank you so much for using your talents to serve the Lord in this way. :)
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Tazi-san Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :-)
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Robo-Bug Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You are most welcome. :)
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Starstoryteller Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Martha is so cute and I love how put out she is.
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Tazi-san Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I dunno why but I just had to give her a little chub. It made her look a little more rambunctious to me XD
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ThatxAwesomexPerson Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student Artist
You did a fantastic job, hope to see more of these :D
+fav and +watch for you~! :love:
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Tazi-san Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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mistychadwick Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is very good. ^-^
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AltaicTiger Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's very pretty!
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Dream-Angel-Artista Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I remember this this!
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rosethorn1 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
ok...so I love this picture :) You don't see many Bible stories illustrated here (or..well at least I dont. lol) and I think you did a fantastic job!:)
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markdraco12 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is one of my favorite stories in the bible
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JakobDailes Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg the kitties rubbing up against Yeshua and Miryam! So precious!
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Sakraida82 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
One thing I think is interesting is the look of many in Judea is normally a conglomeration of traditional clothes and Roman fashion. I suppose spending decades under the Roman Governors must had had some influence in fashion.

(Mary's clothes are actually very Roman in design no matter whose drawn her it seems.)
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Tazi-san Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I read somewhere that some Jewish men even shaved their faces like Roman guys :XD:

You would think there was some fashion mixing. I'm pretty sure they took some influence during their captivity in Babylon or Persia. And today they are scattered all over the world and they pretty much dress just like the locals.
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Sakraida82 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Yep that's very true. And well shaved their faces until Hadrian came along. (He brought beards back) I shudder to think of shaving with a bronze crescent with no shaving cream. Yech

And that's true, wonder what influence those had.
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Tazi-san Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hmmm I need a chart or time line. SO much work to do. That's the thing with historical work, it requires a lot of consultation and research but I know I have a lot of knowledgeable people like you on DA if I have any questions =D
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Sakraida82 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Cool, ask away if i can answer that sounds fine to me. ^_^
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Tazi-san Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
If that's the case, feedback on my blog would be helpful :-)

[link]
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Sakraida82 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
OOh a blog huh? I'll have to check it out.
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WeskerFTWXD Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
I just noticed the little kitty!! XD
GREAT art btw... It portrays the story well!!
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HESINTHERIVER Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha I figured that's Lazarus back there. Poor guy; he may have already been sick when this happened, and he wasn't saying anything to anyone yet.
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Tazi-san Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awww . . .maybe he didn't want them to worry . . .

:lightbulb:IDEA:lightbulb:
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HESINTHERIVER Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep. Or maybe he didn't know himself.
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rosethorn1 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Actually when this story takes place it is before he gets sick...he gets sick after they have been close friends of Jesus for awhile. Just thought I would clear that up. :) oh and great art btw, I love it! :D
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HESINTHERIVER Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh yes, more than likely. I just meant that he could have been already been in the early stages of whatever it was that killed him; unless it was something that came on fast.
Thanksyou so much about the art! I actually have an older D.A. account with alot more stuff on it. It's here: :iconriverking:
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AzarelTwin Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
I love this story! Haha, you capture it so well
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Caneleb Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah Martha, put down the rug and listen to some Christ goodness dag nabit.
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
I love this story! Your details are what makes the picture--all of the containers on the shelves, the pattern on the rug that Martha is shaking out, Mary's jewelry and the faces on all of the characters! Oh and how can I not fave a pic where Jesus is getting some kitty love! :heart:
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