Monday, November 29, 2010

25 more days to go!


Monday, November 15, 2010

Getting Ready

And the wiseguys are out!

Friday, November 12, 2010

San Nicolas de Tolentino

San Nicolas de Tolentino, the Augustinian friar patron of the purgatory.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


On Etsy.

Friday, November 5, 2010


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Ofrenda 2003

La Ofrenda 2003

La Ofrenda 2003

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Mission Chic

The Nativity Up High.


Throughout the centuries the glorious birth of the Christ Child has been rendered by artisans in numerous ways. Some artisans produce exotic representations that came straight from the Bible: the Holy Family huddled together inside a cavern amidst Bethlehem's arabesque buildings and a starry night. Others choose to set it in a more familiar terrain, their own.


This nativity scene by Fontanini follows the latter. Here, the Holy Family and the shepherdess are shown garbed in an Italian peasant clothing. I chose to set the Nativity Story high up on the Tyrolean Alps as a personal reminder that even when everything seems bleak, there is still hope.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

On Etsy

Cross of the Angels - Cruz de los Angeles

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Gloria in Excelsis Deo

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Luisa Roldan

Madonna and Child with the John the Baptist.

Monday, August 23, 2010


First Sunday of Advent

Thursday, August 19, 2010



Vintage Italian paper-mache Presepi figures.

On Etsy

Corazon necklace

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Wise guys

The Wise Men from the East

A bunch of wise guys.

dime store Plaster Americana and some German paper-mache figures.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Noli Me Tangere


Friday, August 6, 2010

On etsy

Mater Dolorosa

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

German Nativity

December 28th

A rather large paper-mache German Nativity figures from the first half of the 20th century. Repainted sometime later and covered with mica glitters.
This set actually reminds me of Henry Darger's works; Baby Jesus looks a lot like his Vivian girls.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Here they cometh

Christmas is just a handful of months away.

Here they cometh.

Friday, June 25, 2010

On Etsy

Flaming Heart Necklaces.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010

San Jerónimo


An interesting tableau of San Jerónimo.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

San Ignacio de Loyola

San Ignacio de Loyola
por Agustin del Pino.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Retrato Colonial

Latin American
Spanish Colonial

He looks rather cool, wouldn't you say so?

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

San Miguel Arcangel

San Miguel Arcangel

Argao, Cebu.
Must have been taken shortly after America's "purchase" of the Philippines and right after the Filipino-American war.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

My apologies to my handful of readers...

And I really do mean a handful as I can count all those who read my posts in one hand. Ha!
I have not been posting in a while, and I do apologize.
Oh well.
It's amazing how fast time passes us by.
In that note, cheers to the rest of 2010!


San Antonio de Lisboa

San Antonio de Lisboa

For those who lost something today or for those who are single and looking for a counterpart, you all might want to pray to St. Anthony today. June 13th is his feastday.
He might just intercede.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

La Familia de la Virgen Maria

La Familia de la Virgen Maria

San Joaquin y Santa Ana, padres de la Virgen Maria.
Grabado Filipino.

A 1701 Philippine woodblock print showing the Virgin Mary with her parents, Sts. Joachim and Anne.

Printed in Manila at Collegio de Santo Tomas de Aquino, 1701.