MYSTICAL ROSE

244 Mystical Rose

There is much to be thankful for, kindness and love – love and kindness, and all the layers in between! Like you know – I haven’t forgotten, and I am grateful. Erm, so my folks did point out that this illustration does not bear an exact resemblance to Mother Mary but I like how I drew her even if I say so, myself! (I studied the little plastic statue that I own, for details.) Oh, and if you could not before – you will be able to form a pattern shortly once you discover more of these posts on the blog, uh-huh. Okay, Nancy Drew? (Clue #1: Confetti.)

P.S. Before this post happened, every time I visited the grotto at Our Lady of Immaculate Conception (I.C. Colony) to meditate or pray, I would whisper to her – I am going to make an illustration of you, some day. Well, because she is beautiful – to begin with; she possesses a serene strength and she never fails to show me the light in some way, or the other. Ooh, also, the grotto at this church is very peaceful; it is rather nice to gaze up at the statue whether you are praying or not, and/or just offer up your thoughts, etc. 

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Artwork by Roanna Fernandes

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Dawn of the Present Moon

213 Dawn of the Present Moon

Brown paper packages tied up with string… These are a few of my favourite things! Ooh, how I wanted to take my own pictures for this post, and write an ode describing (and entailing) my love for wrapping presents the old school way… BUT I DID NOT. Okay, but pish posh! Brown paper lends that old, vintage touch to otherwise regular gift paper; I love the rustic feel, and there are so many ways with which to decorate your present.

Because I’m fond of moonlight and roses, lover-ly thoughts, the 1920s and all things Parisian and vintage – I felt most inspired by this D.I.Y idea that I came across on Green Wedding Shoes – for me personally, brown paper looks lovely with deep red and dusty gold tones… I am certain that you can find some silk flowers lying around at home, or old ones that your mother wants to discard, and refurbish them a little bit (before using them to fasten on top of the gift) by painting them gold.

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Artwork by Roanna Fernandes, and picture by Jen Campbell