mail art by Pilar Pollock
I'm so fortunate to be blessed with wonderful friends! Out of the blue, a few weeks ago, the mailman brought me this fabulous package from my sweet friend Pilar. Pilar and I share the same taste in art, including cemetery statuary, religious symbols and the sacred heart. In fact, I now consider Pilar my "sister of the sacred heart" as I've discovered we have so much in common including a love of Led Zeppelin, the greatest rock band in the world (thanks for playing along with my meme Pilar-you have a great middle name!)
Santos doll by Pilar Pollock
Inside the mail art envelope was this gorgeous santo, or saint, doll. In her hands, my santo holds two religious medals. One is a Saint Rita of Cascia, patron saint of impossible dreams and migrane sufferers (sickness). The other is Nino de Atocha, patron saint of the persecuted. This gift has great meaning for me and I've been moving my doll from room to room to remind me of my Protector.
"Three Eggs" by Pilar Pollock
Pilar also gave me this beautiful postcard of her collage work. Thank you Pilar...you're incredibly talented!
My second surprise came last week from the exceedingly sweet Tanya Peacock. I'm not sure why Tanya has gifted me with her friendship but I'm certainly glad she has! If you know Tanya, you know she's just the kind of woman who loves to give. She's constantly popping gifts into the mail to me. And, not just any old gifts but really thoughtful things like this book that I absolutely adore. Tanya knows about my cemetery fetish and knew how much I would love this little book about cemetery symbolism. Tanya also sent me some antique, silk ribbon. I've been looking for some of this ribbon for quite some time and the soft colors and texture of this are perfect. She also included a few strips of vintage fabric. Such a thoughtful girl!
Thank you friends! Your timing was perfect...just perfect!