Thursday, January 8, 2009

Of Cats and Gardens

One of my favorite subjects recently, St. Gertrude of Nivelles was a 7th century abbess of the monestary at Nivelles, in present Day Belgium. She was a mystic and visionary and is known as the patron saint of cats and gardeners - and I believe also travelers. Painted here on solid wood, with fourteen Swarovski crystals added to her halo, I think she would make a wonderful addition to home, patio or garden. She's listed now on the PFATT Marketplace.:)

Look for another garden piece later this evening (this one faerie themed) and more Halloween work coming very soon....There are more ideas spinning around in my brain than time to create them all, but I'm certainly trying, hehe!

Right now I'm off to light some candles, brew a pot of tea, and paint those faeries - the perfect way to spend a snowy Saturday, yes?

Until next time, wishing everyone a happy and creative weekend!

~ Carolee
*Almost forgot - there's some very cool medievalish music added to the playlist to go with St. Gertrude, so if you like that kinda thing, do scroll down on the right and click play. :)


Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Lovely! I didn't realize there was a patron Saint for cats!

vintagepaletteart said...

She's beautiful Carolee! It's a snowy and icy Saturday morning here in Ohio too. Stay warm and safe and enjoy that pot of tea!

Hugs, Lori

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Wonderful piece Carolee! I love how you added the swarovski crystals too! Lisa :)

Heather said...

Wow, this is beautiful! And what a great saint-- cants AND gardeners?? Awesome! Nice to meet you, love your paintings!~

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

One of your best!