Friday, December 12, 2014

Loving Lupita: Day 12

Today's the Feast Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe,
the last day of Loving Lupita at Rebecca's place.

young maiden chosen
to be a holy vessel
fire burning bright

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Loving Lupita: Day 11

"Corrective Lenses" created on by MeriMagic

What if Mary had possessed a pair of magical glasses
that allowed her to see the future ---
every detail of the life that followed saying yes
when the angel announced that she was the chosen vessel?

Knowing her fledgling family would have to flee to Egypt,
that her first-born would be set apart from others 
and possessed of an other-worldliness and preturnatural gifts,
that he would ultimately be hung by the Romans
alongside common thieves. . . .
would her answer have been different?

Can we escape our destiny?
If we choose to deviate from the path that appears to be ours,
is the final destination the one at which we were meant to arrive?

Just wondering.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

:Loving Lupita: Another Virgin

Another Virgin image to share with

"Burning Bright" created by MeriMagic on 2014

To say the least,
this one's non-traditional.
But when you get right down to it,
isn't what counts boundless, extravagant love?

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Loving Lupita: A Virgin a Day

Another day, another Virgin

"The Virgin's Lips" created by MeriMagic on

Monday, December 8, 2014

Loving Lupita: Adorned

Protestants largely ignore her,
except during the Christmas season. . . .
after all, Jesus had a mortal birth
and a mother who gestated him.

There's a nod at Easter to the mother
who sat at the foot of the cross
and anointed her son's body in the tomb
in ancient burial rites.

How left out she must feel the rest of the year.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

A Virgin a Day: Beaded Madonna

Another Virgin to share
for Rebecca's 

Created by MeriMagic on 

Forgive me. 
I know the Madonna of Biblical fame
and Renaissance art was a humble woman
without means
but I thought she deserved to be fancy.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Loving Lupita: Images of the Virgin

Joining the incomparable Rebecca

(along with Deb, Gemma, Hetienne, MagicalMysteryTeacher,
Annie, and Gemma)
to celebrate the Virgin
who is the feminine face of God.

Polka Dot Virgin - Created by MeriMagic 2014 on

Eyes turned upward,
the Virgin reverently beseeches heaven.
Polka dots represent the blessings all around her
flowing to her and through her.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Share the Joy": Sunshine on my shoulders. ..

It's a bright, sunny day in the Pacific Northwest
so it's pretty easy to feel the joy.

But I've also been priming the pump
by making art.
I create some images just for contests, 
like this one. 
The assignment was to use at least three prescribed items
to create a new image.

It's kind of fun to put yourself to the test
and see what you can create within the contest parameters.

Some images I create are just for the pure joy of it.

"Lovers Loved" created 7-9-14 on by MeriMagic (Meri Arnett-Kremian)
I'm planning to print it on either a 24x24 or 30x30 canvas.
(It's not as if I'm lacking for art to hang on the walls,
but this piece makes me smile.)

How are you cultivating joy? 

Celebrate it.
Share it.


1. do a post that tells and shows what gives you joy.
  2. capture the URL of the specific post and paste it into 
the Mr. Linky box along with your info.

3. Visit other players and let their joy infect you.
Leave them a comment because everyone
 enJOYS getting positive feedback.

Let's keep the epidemic of JOY going!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

52 Photos Project: Sitting by the Window

I felt like a voyeur putting the shutter button,
but the moment was too special not to capture it.