Thursday, December 2, 2010

Saintly ATCs

The ones I got--aren't they beautiful?

We were so excited to receive our new artist trading cards from the For All the Saints ATC Swap at Pondered in my Heart. I never take the time to make ATCs outside of the two swaps Kimberlee has hosted but I'll be honest--I crave more.

My camera was acting up when it was time to send the cards in, but I think that's remedied now (thanks to my generous husband). Here are the cards we got:

Natalie: St. Philomena, Our Lady - Sancta Maria, St. Therese the Little Flower, St. Teresa of The Andes, St. Elisabeth of Hungary.

Luke: St. Matthew, St. Nicholas, St. Helen the Empress, St. Cecelia, St. George.

Caleb: St. Theodore Guerin, St. Edith Stein, St. Michael, St. Anthony the Abbot, St. Francis with a wolf.

Catherine: St. Patrick, St. Gertrude, St. Margaret, St. Bernadette, Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Aidan: St. Denis of Paris, St. Nicholas, St. Dominic, St. Peter, St. Anthony.

Mine (at top) are, of course: St. Patrick, St. Joseph, St. Nicholas, St. Juan Diego, and Bl. Kateri Tekakwitha.

All so lovely!

Part of the fun of making these ATCs was learning new things about the members of the Church Triumphant, a few of which I noted earlier:

Did you know that St. Gabriel is thought to be the angel sent to strengthen Jesus in Gethsemane? That Adam and Eve are traditionally held to be in heaven and therefore saints? That the saints are a vastly diverse set of people from all walks of life and widely different manners of holiness? Well, yes, we knew that already, but it was a delight to rediscover it with this swap.

Now we get to go at it from the perspective of other artists. We will be reading about each saint we have a card for. Maybe we will discover a few favorite new friends.

Kimberlee has put up a Mr. Linky so you can go and share the love.


Angela said...

Hi there:

I see you got my St. Nicholas card, and I got your St. Dorothy. It's beautiful! Thanks for participating - it was fun wasn't it??

Anonymous said...

What fun - we sure have enjoyed this project! You have a St. Philomena and a St. Gertrude from two of my daughters! :)

Gardenia said...

aren't they lovely. each one tells a story. what a great way to learn about new saints.

Anonymous said...

Copying this over here in case you don't see it on my blog... Ah, that *was* confusing! Two of my daughters drew St. Philomena cards. The one your daughter got is from my older daughter whose pictures are in the previous post – if that makes any sense at all at this point! ;)

(In other words, it was drawn by Terri, not by Bernie.)

Elizabeth C. said...

Very nice!!! This was a perfect way to observe the feasts of November.

Looking forward to more of the swaps in the near future.


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