Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Blessed John Paul II coloring page

Today's his day. Wonder if that'll change come April? I chose to show him opening one of the Holy Doors for the great Jubilee...

In that sequin brocade cope that everyone hated!

Why? Well, there was a traveling Vatican treasures museum exhibit some years back, and I saw that cope in person there, and I actually thought it was kinda cool. Generally I'm a person who vastly prefers old-fashioned, ornate vestments and such to the 'contemporary' (or more accurately, 1970's-style) ones that one finds in many churches. But that cope, while definitely not old-fashioned, wasn't plain and blah like most modern vestments. I liked the pattern, and I like shiny things. And most importantly, this is a coloring book, so it's all about COLOR! And I think that cope would definitely be fun to color. ~_^

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Recent nice things

So, the coloring pages and teaching an illustration class and a sewing project and being sick again have kept me busy, so no new drawings presently. But here are some recent nice things:

The UST library book sale. I mostly got architecture stuff.

Looking for the first time at a book you bought at last year's library sale, and finding:

It's signed by the author.

Toes that match one's skirt. (Okay, did I just drive away any male readers I had? ^^; )

And best of all, way better than nice, fangoriously world-class and grand:

Seeing Typhoon live. I have no words for that. Marc Barnes writes well of them, but even he doesn't do justice.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Bl. Marie-Rose Durocher -- October coloring pages

I got the October coloring pages out on Thursday after a lot of work. So I took Friday off and spent all day playing video games. ^_^ The October saints are:

St. Therese of the Child Jesus
Guardian Angels
St. Francis of Assisi
St. Bruno
Bl. Marie-Rose Durocher (above)
Our Lady of the Rosary
St. Denis
Bl. John Henry Newman
St. Wilfrid
St. Edward the Confessor
St. Callistus I
St. Teresa of Jesus
St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
St. Ignatius of Antioch
St. Luke the Evangelist
St. Jean de Brebeuf and St. Isaac Jogues
St. Paul of the Cross
Bl. John Paul II
St. John of Capistrano
St. Antonio Maria Claret
Sts. Cuthbert Mayne, Edmund Campion, Robert Southwell, and companions
St. Simon and St. Jude

Blessed Marie-Rose Durocher was a Canadian foundress and teacher. The yelling guy is Charles Chiniquy, n priest who apostatized and became a Protestant minister and wild conspiracy theorist. While he was still an active priest he tried to take control of Sister Durocher's schools, and after he left the Church he tried to make it his mission to rid Montreal of Catholic influence. He claimed that President Lincoln's assassination was arranged by the Jesuits, and his publications became a source for Jack Chick, the infamous anti-Catholic comic-writer. Yeah, not pretty.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Guardian Angels coloring page

Today is the feast of Guardian Angels. Thank yours!

It was fun to do a current, everyday setting. Also fun, I tried making an edited version, the scene without supernatural vision, with the angels unseen:

This is how we would see the scene, with our earthly eyes. Quite different!
Do you think the sign says 'diner' or 'dinero'?

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

St. Therese coloring page

Due to health issues and things making me busy, I won't be able to send out October's pages till a couple days into the month. So that folks don't miss the first few days, I'll be posting them here.

It was a little strange to draw St. Therese not in a Carmelite habit, but I wanted to have Pope Leo XIII, so I did the episode where she talked to him when she wasn't supposed to, to try to get his permission to enter Carmel when she was fifteen. Why on earth couldn't I give him a halo, I ask you? He should totally be canonized. And you know how in some of the Sherlock Holmes stories, it mentions Sherlock working for the Pope? That would have been him.

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