I used to go to estate and garage sales a few Saturdays a month but then when I had successful bladder cancer surgery last fall, I realized for the sake of my kids, that I couldn't keep accumulating "stuff." But, for some reason, I decided to drop by two sales yesterday and three today. I really do get a very special rush from "junking," I'll admit. I set an intention of finding a new office chair today--and, I found a great one for $15 at the first estate sale I stopped at. This woman, who had passed, was a crafter personified and I had to rein myself in, but I couldn't resist a beautiful plaster of Paris madonna and child, even though she was pretty dinged up. Those of you who know me well, know that I love all things Mary, madonna and divine feminine. Made in Mexico originally, I got out some of my Lumiere paints and touched her up. This is what she looks like now.
She is approximately 14" high and 10" wide--and I absolutely adore her.
But, I also love putting some of my photos through the Dreamscope app Following are three more versions of Mary. I am downloading all the images to my Pinterest account but I'm also downloading them to my Polyvore account so I can play more later in making some digital art with her. Who could imagine that my $15 Mary would bring such pleasure? And thank you to the woman who once sat at her old Mac in my new office chair and sometime long ago bought this Mary.
Mary using the Glory filter.
Mary with the Terrace filter.