I bet it’s no surprise that I chose Mary
as my Mother Art this week.
I hope I am not boring anyone with my obsession,
but I really feel she is the image of Mother.
The definition of all things Mothers try to be.
I started a series of prayer cards
and I needed a place to keep them.
I made this box
with the vessel for Holy Water in mind.
It is made from cardboard and a neat-o metal effect.
I decopaged aluminum foil to the box
and rubbed watered down black paint into the wrinkles.
Simple, but messy and time-consuming.
These are the cards:
The backs all have different prayers to Mary:
I have plans to do other saints this week.
And I have a new painting
in my head.
And a new box design.
And a ka-jillion blogs to visit.
And a sink full of dishes.
And this horrible gray sweater to burn.
Visit Inspiration Avenue today.
I am going to post all of the Mother Art at noon.
And you can find the Prayer Cards here.
“Did the kiss of Mother Mary
Put that music in her face?
Yet she goes with footstep wary,
Full of earth’s old timid grace.”
~William Butler Yeats