Friday, January 1, 2010

Saint Therese

This is my interpretation of Saint Therese " The Little Flower". It is a mixed media piece done with acrylics, ink sprays, molding paste, colored pencil and on wood. I was named after this saint. I have always been in awe of Religious and Spiritual Art that I have seen in Museums and in books. I am inspired by doing more meaningful artwork along with my playful side of creating whimsical art. I put a little history of her here for you to see along with one of her quotes and another quote from Henry Beecher. What type of artwork inspires you? What challenges have you pushed through when creating your artwork? I am going to be participating in Creative Every Day 2010. Opening my arms and my heart to creative inspiration from many sources in 2010~ Do let me know where you are getting your creative inspiration from and what directions you are going in 2010. I can't wait to hear what you are creating. I hope you have a wonderfully creative 2010~ Let our journey into the New Year begin.

Therese saw the seasons as reflecting the seasons of God's love affair with us. St Therese, age 23 She loved flowers and saw herself as the "little flower of Jesus," who gave glory to God by just being her beautiful little self among all the other flowers in God's garden. Because of this beautiful analogy, the title "little flower" remained with St. Therese. Here is one of her quotes: "Yes, when a soul has allowed herself to be captivated by the inebriating fragrance of Thy perfumes, she could not run alone, all the souls whom she loves are drawn after her; this is a natural consequence of her attractions towards Thee."

Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made, and forgot to put a soul into. ~Henry Beecher, Life Thoughts, 1858


  1. I love your background, but text needs to be bigger or lighter in color for reading. I am not criticizing. Only answering to your poll on the side. I would keep the beautiful back ground. I love your art work too.

  2. I love this piece. Love the way you have used the gold (is it gold leaf or gold paint?) allowing it to be a suggestion, possibly as if this piece is centuries old.

  3. HiChristy, Thanks for stopping by. It is gold leaf. I am glad you like it.

  4. This is really beautiful, I've always had a connection with St. Theresa.

  5. I love this picture !!! Love the texture and the over all finish look!! Looks ever complet...


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