Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas projects

Just finished some Christmas projects. Making a book paper wreath was fun.


Friday, December 9, 2011

Prayer




"Prayer"
Altoid tin container by Janie Mills for display or to cradle a dearly loved rosary.

 I love this depiction of a Madonna, a Mother, a Woman in quiet communication with her maker. Simple text with the word "Prayer" is added. A tiny pink candle lights the way. It was perfectly sized in it's partial use when taken out of an old box of birthday candles. I wonder what stories it could tell? 
See this link on how it was made: 

Day 9 of "A Virgin a Day" hosted by artist, Rebecca Brooks. You can join us at:

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Love Springs Eternal

May you be surprised at finding beauty in the midst of ruin.


Day 7 of "A Virgin a Day" hosted by artist, Rebecca Brooks at:
recuerda mi corazon
I created this nicho using a vintage Italian Holy card of a Madonna in adoration of a rose that appears to have sprung up in the midst of nothing. I couldn't keep from thinking about how many times I have been surprised at finding beauty in the midst of what might have been viewed as ruins or despair. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Vintage Prayer Card



This is today's pick for Day 7 of "A Virgin a Day" hosted by artist, Rebecca Brooks at: recuerda mi corazon/
See more of my prayer cards on My Pinterest at  http://pinterest.com/janiem/madonna/

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Just breathe



"All the masterpieces of art contain both light and shadow. A happy life is not one filled only with sunshine, but one which uses both light and shadow to produce beauty."   -- Rev. Billy Graham

Friday, September 2, 2011

New painting - "Siren Awaits"

 
 "Siren Awaits"
Just finished a new painting. This is an unstretched, raw-edge, oil painted, canvas with tab attachment to hang on dowel. It's a biggie at 40" x 50". 
How many of you recall your Greek Mythology? First one to reply with the correct answer to the meaning of Siren will receive a "trifle" of a gift from me.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Work in Progress

I have a couple of paintings
I am trying to finish up. 
This vintage photo was my inspiration- 





  Meet Miss Fussbudget 
 
She is still on the easel. Her arm and hand has to be fixed, so she can become real. What do you think so far?

Sunday, July 17, 2011