I started something new…
It all started with scavenging (go figure)
The house that is getting renovated had a big pile of wood,
waiting for the landfill.
I HAD to rescue some of the worthiest pieces.
I got some long square poles.
They reminded me of skinny fence posts.
That’s when it clicked.
What if I made mini version?
She has copper nails for a halo.
The Virgin Mary is the Patron Saint of the United States.
And Mothers, Nuns and Virgins.
The Patron Saint of Penitents.
She is often called The Anointer,
and in Italian Art, she always had a jar of ointment.
Here, I used a brass jar for her crown.
St. Cosmas and St. Damian are twins.
They are the healers.
They believe in healing physically and spiritually.
Patron Saints of (all) Doctors and Pharmacists,
Barbers and Hair-Stylists.
I used Clock faces for their halos.
The Patron Saint of children, animals and the poor.
His crown is absolutely remarkable.
I bought it on etsy.
(I also love his real evergreen)
Patron Saint for Artists, Craftsmen
and also Physicians.
He has a clock-face halo and his vestments
are pages from an antique bible.
This guy is one of my favorites.
And finally (for now)
St Catherine of Alexandria.
Patron Saint of Artists, Librarians,
Philosophers and Scholars.
How perfect is she?
I think, perhaps, I love this one the most.
there they are…my little icons.
I was busy working on 2 others this morning.
I am having lots of meditative fun…
Sanding and wood-burning….smells like heaven :)
I am still interested in my tarot series.
I just needed to…I dunno…do THIS.
I hope I didn’t bore anyone overly-much.
I think I will put these saintly spirits in my own shop.
or if tomorrow never comes…
Thursday for sure.
love, LoVe, LOVE