08 January 2008

A shrine and an award

I took an e-class during the Fall which was taught by Violette and was about making shrines. So far, only the first shrine has been completed but I really had fun making it. I had to make papier mâché for the first time ever from flour, water and newspaper! I love getting my hands dirty with paints and glue so this was a lot of fun for me. I will start working on my second one this week.

On this one, you can see my Buddha and there's also a little frame with an image of the Virgin Mary with Baby Jesus (can't see the image because of the glare of the flash.) Now religion is something I don't really talk about. Mostly because when I do talk about it, I get a lot of weird looks. People don't always understand that I can believe certain things from one religion and not the rest. I pick what I like from many religions and make my own, if you will. For a long time, I thought I was Wiccan but then I realized some things didn't fit me. It's hard to express my true beliefs but at least I know what they are, I feel them and I am not ashamed of them. Does this all make sense?

Anyway... On to a lighter subject... My dear friend Lisa gave me this award!

Isn't it thoughtful? This my very first official award and I am proud of it. There are so many people I could send this award to but it's hard to choose. So I'll simply present this award to everyone who takes the time to come here and read my blog, whether or not they let their presence be known. Anyone who takes time out of their day to stop by my little piece of the world-wide-web deserves this award! Take it! It's yours!

Many thanks and tons of love going out to all of you. You DO make my day by being here and being you!


JoyceAnn said...

Your shrine looks wonderful. I know what you mean about religion , I feel that way too.

I would take your award but after almost 2 years of blogging , I still can't figure out the sidebar thingy , (LOL).

Thank-you for the muffin recipe , now I need to order some real maple syrup. I'll let you know when I try them.

~ Hugs ~

Pam Aries said...

I, too, feel the same way about religion. When you get right down to it...all religion is based on the same principle anyway! ..your shrine is cool!