The background of the image (and reflecting the "all ye lands" theme) was painted after being inspired by the brilliant and beautiful strata in the hills in Death Valley (awful name for a beautiful place). The creation of this set was inspired by a worship service at the First Congregational Church of Berkeley (United Church of Christ), my California home church, where there was a wonderful Sunday hymn sing. (I receive a majority of my inspiration for new pieces from going to worship and actually listening to the sermons.)
Ordering information is at the bottom of the page.
If you are looking for more formal banners, these marbleized, upward sweeping banners will add an elegance to your sanctuary or worship area. The text is custom created from the background of the banner. Use as is or choose your own wording, sizes or even other colors. Ordering information is at the bottom of the page.
Faith, Hope, Love Banner Series
and Rock Patterns That Can Be Used for Both Stoles and Banners
Breath of the Spirit Banner
For the young and young at heart. This pinwheel banner is just right for the children's moment, Pentecost, Sunday School rooms or any occasion celebrating the Breath of the Spirit.
Ordering information is at the bottom of the page.
Butterfly / Transformation / Easter Banners and Stoles
These transformation banners and stoles are appropriate for transformation themes, Easter or sermons about change. Great for spring and summer too. These have been used for weddings too. Choose this or another background color changed for you at no charge. Add wording or denomination logos to the banners or stoles at no charge!
The delicately intertwined sweet alyssum on a white background is just right for an infant baptism or baby dedication. Wording changes are free. Your denomination's logo can be added above or below the words on the stole (or banner!) at no additional charge. Scroll to the bottom of the page for additional details and purchase information.
Stole art work close up.
Vertical or horizontal Banner
Azaleas Baptism/Dedication/Christening Stole and Banner
These azaleas and blossoms, climbing their way upwards are the background for this baptism/dedication stole and banner. Wording changes are free. Your denomination's logo can be added above or below the words on the stole (or banner!) at no additional charge. Scroll to the bottom of the page for additional details and purchase information.
Similar banners can be requested using the other flowers shown below.
Azaleas close up
Vertical or horizontal banner
Sweet Alyssum Baptism/Dedication/Christening Stole and Banner
Matching gift card/invitation
Get creative and choose other colors or styles. Would you like us to match your floors or walls? Just send us a photo.
Would you like to turn the artwork from an Art from the Soul banner or some other pattern or art you see on this web site (like sunrises) into a stained glass window banner? Now you can! Ask to have one of the above patterns overlain on a banner image or any of our other art to see what it looks like.
The samples below are variations of the "Here am I. Send me." banner and the "Flaming Rose Nebula" painting with the rose window patterns overlain on them. Overall colors were changed which can be done with almost any piece of art.
We will help you match your church colors with ourfree virtual hanging service. Need framing or hanging ideas? Just give us a call. Contact information is at the bottom of the page.
Custom design requests are welcome. Creating creative solutions is our pleasure.
High quality prints are available for your home, office or church. Just give us the size you want and in minutes you can have a quote for this art on paper, canvas or other materials. For framing, the outer blank areas will be printed in black. (Makes a great gift for your church staff and ministers.)
Monarch Vertical Banner 13" x 38" or larger
Monarch "Stained Glass Window" Banner 60" x 72" or other sizes
The original design was a heart interwoven in pinks and greens. The inspiration was a hymn sung bilingually, Santo, Santo, Santo Mi corazon te adora. (Holy, Holy, Holy, My heart adores you.) Use these or request other words at no additional charge.
Corazon is heart in Spanish.
Use this stole for: Bilingual services, weddings, anniversaries, World Communion Sunday, Hispanic ministeries or any other occasion.
Request green, purple or pink. Stole back is black. Any text and/or logos are at no additional cost.
For ordering information go to the top of this page and look for the pointing hand.
Mary of Clopas, Joseph's sister. Carpenter burlap and brown.
Mary and Martha. The shawls reflect the color and droplets of anointing oil.
Mary of Magdala. Her theme is transformation.
Mary Salome, mother of the "sons of thunder."
Joanna and Pilate's wife wearing the colors of warning.
The three women, first to arrive at the empty tomb.
Color match to your needs and style!
So you have a burgundy choir robe you want to match? No problem. With Art from the Soul custom changes are not a problem. Wording changes are free and other custom changes are $30/hr. A complete remake of this stole cost the customer only $45.
Creating with your art, photos and/or ours.
Do you have a photo of your garden flowers and you want to create a stole out of it and you are not sure if it will work or you don't know where to start? Not a problem. We can take your photos (and/or supplement with ours) and create stoles and other art work. Here is the result of a request for a sunflower stole. We have dozens of reference photos to help you that we have taken over the years. We'll create a custom stole and send you a draft for YOU to decide if you like it (or not!) and it won't cost you anything if you don't!
The left image is the draft and the right is it coming out of the printer!
A lot of magic goes on between the two but we think you will love what you get!
Created for Sparks First Christian Church, this banner encourages passers-by to join the worship service in the park. Art from the Soul can create photographic banners for your church too using our extensive, original photographic files --or yours instead. See the bottom of the page for the variety of materials you can choose from.
Click THIS LINK or the image below to be taken to a sampling of some of Nevada's amazing sunrises and sunsets that can be transformed into banners. Adding text and church/denomination logos is free. Cropping of images and zooming in on a portion of the sky is welcome and is free of charge. Minor color adjustments may be free also. Just let us know what size you would like and we'll let you know if it can be enlarged to what you need. Previews with your text and/or logo is free. See the bottom of the page for details.
"Thank you so much for your help with our order. It arrived on Saturday 8/1. We gave the Joyful Noise stole to our pastor this afternoon. She LOVED it! The name of our in-church band is Joyful Noise, so it was super appropriate as she leaves us to have something to remember everyone by. She was so touched by the stole and its quality. Blessings to you, Tara Germano"
I wanted to let you know that I received the banner and photos on Saturday..........I'm thrilled with the results of your efforts. Thank you so much for your help. Your talent will help to beautify and illustrate our Fall sermon series on "Fruits of the Spirit."
Come Ye Thankful People Come!
Another banner celebrating fall and Thanksgiving.
Invite your members to come and celebrate fall and Thanksgiving with these luscious gourds.
Choose this or other text and/or text color at no additional charge.
Ordering information is at the bottom of the page.
Thanks to my friend, Peg Zenko, for the photograph of a lovely box of gourds from the farmer's market near Green Bay, Wisconsin, which led to the creation of this banner. You may see other collaborations here and there on Art from the Soul.
A note from Peg: "Brian took the banner to the consecration planning meeting last evening, and everyone LOVED it. "
"Heavens" Disc 1 (Purple-green) 3' x 8' banner. Your choice of text for any banner. Choose vertical or horizontal orientation. Other sizes available.
"Heavens" Disc 1 (Blue-green) 3' x 8' banner. Your choice of text. Choose vertical or horizontal orientation. Other Sizes available.
Disc 1: "Beautifully done. I'm thrilled with your work."
Disc 1: "Julie Jones marvelous rendition of a new banner for IAAA ...--with very little window of time--was awesome if not short of miraculous. Thank you Julie for doing this for us!"
Disc 1: "I could look at this for a very long time and never get tired of it." -Carol R.
Disc 1: "I want to thank you personally for your fabulous job you did on the IAAA banner." Michelle R.
Disc 1: "Your coloring choices are wonderful!" Chris W.
Disc 1: "I could look a this color all day - it's wonderful! " Peg Z.
Disc 1: "Amazing!" Johnna W.
On proposed outdoor church banners using Disc 1 and 2: "This I would stop and look at!" Peg Z.
"Remnant," 2'x 4,' Other sizes available, choose any text.
Note: Many of our banner patterns can
be turned into stoles too.
Elizabeth Nelson says, "It is beautiful!!"
Peg Zenko says of this banner: "The banner is stellar! The window looks so much like it's bas-relief that I keep touching it!"
"Your work is beautiful and I am already planning an ordination stole for a friend which I know you will be able to do! You have my business and my gratitude!
"Received the stole yesterday. It is beautiful & exactly what I wanted. Thank you for excellent care and service. -Marla B. Gamble"
Our new design showing both the front of the stole and back of the neck. Reverse side is normally black. This is available in both short and long versions.
"We received the stole today and it looks wonderful. I’m sure our friend will love it. Thank you for all of your assistance in getting it prepared and shipped on such short notice – it was very kind of you." Noreen Dutson"
"It's beautiful! I can hardly wait to share it with the congregation before we send it off to the young woman who is being ordained. Thank you so much.- Brenda"
These are a few of our stone patterns turned into stoles. In this view you are looking at the back of the collar and the front of the stole together. The underside is black.
See the bottom of the page for details. Wording and logos are always added at no cost. Be creative with any of our art! Mix and match patterns from banners or stoles or even other art you find on the Art from the Soul web site. Colors can easily be changed to meet your needs.
"You are so amazing Julie....These are the pictures from the whole Transition of Ordination and Installation Service held last Sunday at Kellogg Christian Church (DOC) in Kellogg, Iowa...a small little church filled with lots of heart. It was a perfect service,,, The stole was amazing out of the box, on a hangar, ironed, back on the hangar but it really took on life when it was placed around my neck and shoulders...Naomi DeHart presented it to me and Julie Gibson helped her. I had waited so long for the service and to wear the stole!!!! Thank you so much. It is back on a padded hangar until the New Year. Peace and blessings...God has truly gifted you...Wendy PS, I will get cards to match after my next payday!"
From Darcy Davis: "The ordination ceremony was awesome! Everyone commented on the beauty of my stole! I felt like the belle of the ball! ;-) I was clicking off the name of your web site left and right! Should have had some of your business cards with me. The symbolism in my stole was so meaningful to so many people."
"Good Morning! I received the stoles yesterday and they are beautiful!!! The Methodist cross looks great!! I can not wait to give them to the 2 pastors involved...they will love them-----Thank you! Diane"
"Thank you Julie, the stole is absolutely beautiful! I love it. Candace Stewart"
Get creative with butterflies (or anything else)! Easter 2012 at Sparks First Christian Church included two dozen banners, valences throughout the sanctuary in matching monarch butterfly colors, ninety butterflies emerging from the "empty tomb," a communion table runner in monarch butterfly colors, a three dimensional butterfly cross and a shawl of butterflies for "Mary Magdalene" at the tomb. Let us brainstorm with you for meaningful, visual worship. Art from the Soul gives wings to ideas.
Preview what your banner will look like in your church.
Just send us a photo of the area of your church where you plan on hanging your banners and we will hang them virtually to make sure they are just what you want!
"Dear Julie: Just wanted you to know that the Easter butterfly banner was loved and appreciated by our people here; "Amazing." I will be contacting you soon for more orders; we love what you do with spirituality and nature. Peace, Pat Bailey
Christ Presbyterian Church of Telluride"
Choose any words or symbols or just plain at no additional charge. Others have used Anyone and Everyone opposite each other.
Ordering information is at the top of the page.
The three dimensional cross is now available as a banner!!! See the bottom of the page, on the left hand side for banner information. We will scale the banner up proportionally for you.
Right click to select the properties of any image or to copy the image's URL. Paste the URL into the address bar to see the enlargement.
What a fun challenge this was! Pastor Steve Wren of Sparks First Christian Church was preparing a series of sermons based on the "The Women of Lent." He gave me a brief description of each sermon and gave me the freedom to create. He mentioned that he envisioned shawls. I took some liberties with this assignment and created some designs that may not have been seen in the day but placed them on modest covering, mostly with traditional Jewish fringe. The designs reflect what I personally thought described the women.
Mary, Mother of Jesus: The Shawl of Separation
Mary, the Mother of Jesus talks about the separation she felt when he went missing in Jerusalem. I visualized people dressed to go to temple. This shawl captures some traditional lines that might have been seen in a Jewish shawl, including fringe.
Mary of Clopas, Mother of James, Son of Alpheus: The Shawl of Faith
Joseph’s sister shares her observation of his faith to take on the role of adoptive father. I visualized browns and burlap for a natural, rugged look of a carpenter’s sister.
Mary & Martha: The Shawl of Belief
The sisters recall the resurrection of Lazarus and Christ’s call to belief.
I used the idea of anointing and reflected it in the stoles, using the color and droplets of an anointing oil. Enlarged, you can see the individual droplets. Each shawl has a different pattern.
Mary Salome - Wife Zebedee - Mother of James & John: The Shawl of Worship
Her boys were called the “sons of thunder.” She worships Jesus, her nephew, boldly.
There was no doubt in my mind that this image had to be one of a storm. I'd like to wear this shawl myself!
Mary of Magdala: The Shawl of Transformation
Mary talks about the total turnaround in her life. I immediately knew that I was going to create a shawl with butterflies.
Joanna and Pilate’s Wife: The Shawl of Sacrifice
Joanna’s husband was the steward in Pilate’s house. She will talk about Pilate's wife’s warning. The colors purple symbolize warning. This banner can be ordered with one shawl per banner or with the two shawls together.
I chose to create two totally different shawl patterns but both in purple. Pilate's wife's shawl is more sophisticated as I'm sure she would have had the means to employ artisans in any era. There is no fringe as I made the assumption that as Pilate's wife, she was not Jewish but was a follower of Christ. This is the other shawl I'd love to wear. I started off with a somewhat symmetrical image but decided that I preferred the asymmetrical design. To create Joanna's shawl, I originally created a nebula and then swirled the paint!
The women at the empty tomb: He Lives!
Three women meet early on Sunday to talk about the preparation of Jesus’ body and are seen at the entrance to the empty tomb.
Banners can be requested individually or as a group. For the banners that have multiple shawls in them, they can be separated and printed individually if requested.
The banners were created at 2 ft. x 3 ft but can be proportionally enlarged or reduced . Note: If the 2'x3' size on paper is selected, the price is $55 for museum quality, heavy stock, archival paper and ink. Call for a quote on other sizes or materials including fabric or canvas (775-425-6821). If you purchase 7 or more of these images on paper, printed in our studios, get one banner free.Each banner can also be made into a greeting card or grouped into sets of cards.
The banner came on Monday and is wonderful! Thanks so much! Leanne
Call us at 775-424-2548
"Julie, The stole arrived today and it is gorgeous. The green will match our priest's chasuble perfectly. We plan to present it to him on Sunday!
Thank you so much for working so closely with me and creating such a beautiful gift for Fr. Dick. I've been spreading the word about your website!
"My stole just arrived!!! Thank you so much--I put it on and burst into tears! I'm getting ordained on May 26, and our class symbol is the butterfly. It's perfect! I love it! Thank you!-Brooke"
Crown of Thorns Banner
Up to 26" x 26"
"Thanks soooo much! It's beautiful, stunning, spectacular! Liz will love it, I have no doubt.
I'm so glad that I found you to create this special gift. You've been very accommodating, and this creation is like my vision transferred to cloth.
Do you have different words or a different color you would like to try? Here it is in blue with different words.
From the Customer:
The stole arrived yesterday as promised! It is absolutely beautiful. I love the blue - it seems to give it a feeling of fluidity. I can't wait to present this to my husband this weekend. He is going to be thrilled. I once again have to thank you for going above and beyond getting this to me so quickly with all the changes I wanted to make and while you were on vacation on top of it!! You are the epitome of customer service.