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. 


  1. I agree - there are so many wonderful things just hidden in a pile somewhere - i always ache for the families of beautiful old sepia photos at the Sally Anne or other jumble sale, where are their owners, I so love them, but someone knows them! I love her face so soft - would love to see her closer.. lovely piece you made and gave her new life..

  2. It is so fitting-- she speaks to us, shines out from from the shadows, the sad and dusty places. A beautiful work indeed. :)

  3. So beautiful. Very creative and inspiring. I will be on the look out from now on. Blessings

  4. Hi Janie, I have to confess...I snooped through you whole blog, and looked at all of your are work...I had such a fun, fun time. You are so very talented. And creative.

  5. I love your nicho and find it very similar to some of my art. I recently retired from teaching and am now creating art almost is so glorious, no? I'll be sure to check back to your delightful site often!

  6. I don't see a comment box for the 8th, so will post for today on yesterday's post. This is a beautiful piece and I am curious about the process you used to create it. Lovely music, too.

  7. A beautiful thought ~ the rose blooming in the middle of nothing, as if the universe saw a void and wanted to fill it. I love your nicho. It is precious an an inspiring tribute.

  8. Thank you all for the beautiful comments. You can find more info on how I made this nicho at

  9. thank you for your beautiful heart, your eye for sacred, your willingness to create.