Saturday, December 09, 2006

Saint Me

Okay, another spread for my family's traveling art journal project. This one is for my sister Suze's, "What will you be in your next life?"

My response is that "I will be a saint and the Virgin Mary will appear to me and tell me secrets that will save all mankind. And the angels will rejoice."

I know, "whacked!" LOL!

I morphed my face into a Madonna and child painting with Photoshop. I guess that would be Madonna, Madonna's Mother Ann, and child.

The left side is a shrine that opens up. The angels are rejoicing. Spiritus is a rubber stamp.
It has a little brass embellishment. can almost smell the frankincense. :-)

Can you tell I was raised Catholic? 12 years of Catholic school, 4 years of Latin, and many years of catechism instruction. Tantum ergo sacramentum...tu tu oh.

Here is the open shrine. The "saint" is me morphed into photos of Bernadette of Lourdes. I actually DID want to become a saint as a child. I spent many summer nights searching the skies for apparitions. Alas and Alack...She stood me up. Ha! I also knelt on the pews in the Church on the Ladies side waiting for the statue to cry, or give milk, ore something! (...churches are divided betweeen the Mary side and Joseph side. )

A holy card...inserted into the book.

1 comment:

Suze said...

Charlene, what a beautiful thing to aspire to! I know what a spiritual person you are, so it makes sense to me that you'd want to be visited by Mary and help all of mankind. On the other hand, I know what a wicked sense of humor you have, so on that level - it's an amusing image!