While at Edel, I met the lovely Lisa from Catholic Missionary Family. She always had a smile and was just beaming every time I saw her.
Soon after Edel, there was a thread that shared all the different blogs that the various attendees authored. I read through so many of them but absolutely fell in love with these little wooden saint dolls that Lisa had on her blog.
I got the itch and wanted to create. I couldn't wait, but I did because my back craziness ensued August through to early October. Life calmed down a bit soon after and I found time to grab the necessary items to get started on these lovely little wooden dolls.
Do visit her link here, she has so many great resources that I found so helpful. I also enjoyed scouring the internet for all things wooden saint dolls. It was a fun little journey that turned into a little prayer for me.
Without further ado, here's the cast:
St. Nicholas, St. John the Evangalist, St. Joseph the Worker, Holy Mary, Mother of God
I made the saints above for the boys for St. Nicholas feast day. St. Nicholas was a for sure, Mother Mary was another definite given recent feast days and the whole she-being-the-mama-of-Christ thing, and last were the patron saints of our boys.
I also made a few more saints. We were meeting some friends for dinner on the Feast of St. Nicholas so I thought I'd paint the patron saints of their three daughters.
Holy Mary Mother of God, St. Therese of the Little Flower , St. Gianna Beretta Molla, St. Lucy
Now here are the little saint dolls up close and personal:
St. Joseph the Worker
Holy Mary, Mother of God
St. John the Evangalist
St. Nicholas of Myra
St. Gianna Beretta Molla
St. Therese of the Little Flower
Since these, I've painted Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception (she's a special one for me) and am almost done with Our Lady of Guadalupe (She's almost done. Life happened but I'm almost done.).
Have you ever painted wooden saint dolls? or done the wooden saint doll exchanges? I've only painted, never exchanged, but this really is a whole new fun world for me!