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!