Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Mary's Tears

Victor kindly suggested that I offer this post from my blog of March 1, 2010 for Holy Week on this blog. The post was titled "Mary's Tears."

I really wanted the image at the end of this post but was unable to figure out how to do it. Also, it should be bigger, but when I dragged the corners, the print blurred, so I hope older readers don't have to get a magnifying glass to read it.
The last few days I've been working on this art piece in my digital art program. It's my first try at this kind of look and seemed like a good Lenten project.
Late last November we had rain and, looking out the window, I saw how beautiful the raindrops were on the nandina bushes. The sight made me think of Mary's tears at the cross, so I took my small digital camera out and snapped a few shots. Finding an area on one that I liked, I cropped it and painted the image. Then through other digital machinations I finished the image, wrote the poem and voila!


  1. Thank you for sharing your beautiful poem and art work with us, Barb. May our tears mingle with Our Lady's in these coming holy days.
    Have a blessed Holy Week and a joyous Easter.

  2. Barbara,

    I hope you don't mind, but I fixed your post so that your lovely image is at the end of the post as you intended.

    Thank you so much for sharing your work with us.

    May God bless you always, Barbara.

  3. I love both the poem and your art, Barb! This is a beautiful gift that you have shared with us. Thank you :)

  4. Thank you Karinann, Victor, and Mary. A most blessed Easter to all.