Just yesterday I finished a commission
for a small shrine.
It took me longer than I expected,
I had to search for just the right pieces
to puzzle it all together.
The front has St Agatha of Sicily,
Patron Saint of nurses, bakers,
and women with breast cancer.
I placed her under a mica tile
and some fancy things I painted.
Inside is a collage
with a picture of St. Anne holding her child,
Mary who will come the Mother of Jesus.
The other side has a handmade clay statue
of the Blessed Mother.
Her halo is a treasure found in an alley
now sparkling with gemstones.
I was honored to be asked to create this shrine.
I was also reminded of how much I enjoy
constructing and puzzling together objects,
making "new relics"
I plan to make another shrine of St. Agatha,
and perhaps St Jude too.
And the White Journal! I have to work on that too.
I have to relax and let the mojo flow...