In the Catholic world, this past Saturday was the Feast of the Immaculate Conception – which is when Mary, Our Lady of the World, was conceived. Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The image I have from my visit to the shrine is so small, it’s hardly worth sharing. Instead I thought in the spirit of this blog being about art and craft, I’d share an image of the Annunciation (which is when Mary received the message that she would give birth to Jesus). This is an inlaid wood plaque that I bought in India. The woman is performing a typical Indian devotion with the small lamps. The bird represents the Holy Spirit. I found this in a shop by the tomb of St. Thomas the Apostle. It was made by a woman – a sister – who according to the shop owner, made stuff like this for tourists like me who didn’t want to simply buy images of a white Jesus.
I have been working a ton at all of my jobs, and finishing up this semester. Expect more from me in the next few weeks as Christmas crafting really gets underway. And of course, tomorrow I will have to post the finished version of my Santa Lucia crown.