Saturday, August 25, 2012

pssssttt....... a give-away for the Fairies Tea!

This OOAK hand made beauty can be yours ......

I took a fairy size canvas and turned it into a shadow box. 

In May last year I did the Mary Magdalene pilgrimage in the South of France,
ending at the site of the healing waters of Lourdes.

I danced with the gypsies in Saintes Maries de la Mer,

walked into the ocean with the statue of Sarah la Kali,

and stayed in the original convent next door to the Basilica de Madeleine

Here, virtually on the doorsteps of the basilica, was the most wonderful
vintage and junk market.
I bought a vintage French school book and you see here that one of the pages
of that little book, was used to cover the small canvas.

I created a mold from a tin sacred heart ex-voto and moulded
a clay sacred heart.
Then painted it.

I added french trim and upholstery nails
to the outside of the canvas,
symbolizing the strength and courage
of the Sacred Heart within us all
and our innate divine ability to
live through and witness the
sweet and the bitter of life.

I thought of Mary's spirit, hidden everywhere. Her heart a red cup of fierceness tucked among ordinary things ......Here, everywhere, but hidden .....

A beautiful shrine.

Whatever it is that keeps widening your heart, that's Mary too; not only the power inside you, but the love. - Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret life of Bees

Comes beautifully packed in tissue paper and voile bag with a lavender herb bag and holy medal.

Dimensions : 12 x 7 x 3 cm

Part of the Sacred in the Ordinary series of shrines.
All my shrines come with a catalogue number, name and label.

Shrine Series : Sacred in the Ordinary
Number : 101
Name : Sacred Heart

If you would like to receive this shrine in the mail, here is what to do :

- Leave a comment in the comment box, either on the Fairies Tea Party page
or on Her Grace by Devata blog page
- and then become a follower of Her Grace by Devata
-  If you are now on my special Fairies Tea Blog Party page then
click on my blog's badge in the side-bar and go to Her Grace by Devata
- Please click 'follow' on Her Grace by Devata

- You are now eligible to win this shrine, 
the winner will be announced on the day of the Fairies Tea,
23 September 2012

- Grab the Fairies Tea badge on the side and add it to your sidebar
and we will come and visit!
- Follow the link on the Fairies Tea badge and go to the Fairies Tea at
Inspiration Avenue where many other give-aways and freebies are waiting.

Be sure to return as I have more give-aways for the Fairies Tea.

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  1. This piece is truly breathtaking. I think I am your newest follower.

    See you at the tea party.


  2. Welcome Darla! You are officially the first entrant for the give-away!! Holding thumbs for you and I will see you at the Fairies Tea!! thank you for playing along, love, Hettienne

  3. This is wonderful, Hettienne! I love the story behind it.

    1. Thank you for visiting Maggie!! See you at the Fairies Tea

  4. I love your Post and give away! Beautiful.
    See you at the Tea Lovely One!


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