Proverbs 31 Woman Series

This is the series I'm working on now...
It's based on the Proverbs 31 Woman.
Each of these images is designed to portray women from all different cultures modelling the attributes of a godly woman.
6 are finished, 3 more are coming and will cover the rest of the passage.
Check back soon for the latest addition!

She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. (v.16-17)

The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.
She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life....Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land. (v. 11-12, 23)

She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands....
She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.
She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff. (v. 13, 18-19)
She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.... She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. (v.20, 26)

She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.
She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.... Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. (v. 21-22, 25)

She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant. (v.24)

(Acrylic on wood - 16" x 16")

All images copyright ©2009 by Beth Stone.
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Thank you.


  1. Hello Beth, I am Joanne from Hong Kong whom love painting (but doing not quite well) and just start learning needle felting. While I did surfing on web about the felting stuff, I saw your tutorial videos which are interested to me heading to your website, especially the "Proverbs 31 Woman Series". They all tell a various spectrum of women all around the world. Not sure if an office-lady will be coming up but I would like to recommend to add one in which it can represent the women in Hong Kong (HK) nowadays. Tell more, the women in HK right now are tough - they work at the office in the day time and back home as a housewife in the evening. Some of them may also study part-time to upgrade herself for getting a better career. Being a "modern" lady in HK, besides, they may also have children which I think consume the their spare time most! Should there be an idea to you as part of the "Proverbs" series, hope it does! Finally, wish you all the best and looking forward your amazing art piece soon.

    p.s. I may use my husband Google a/c as I only have Yahoo one. Mine is "joeyanyanhk@yahoo.com". Thanks for accepting my comment in advance.

    Joanne @ HK
    May 2012

  2. Hello Beth,

    Wow! I actually visited your site to tell you thank you for the needle felting tutorial series and that I had featured you on my new blog, however, upon seeing your Proverbs 31 woman series, I'd rather tell you that this is quite possible one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen.

    Yah bless.

    1. Hi Kerry,

      Thank you so much for the kind comment. I'm so glad you like the Proverbs 31 Woman series (which I still need to complete!), as well as the needle felting videos. I hope they were helpful to you! And thanks for sharing on your blog... God bless!


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