Monday, August 28, 2006
Heres a very pretty angel from the cemetery in Hattiesburg. If you click on the photo it should go to a larger version. Theres an even larger version available, and the only reason I mention that is the wonderful detail in the sculpture. She's just beautiful.
She is in a locked and gated mausoleum or she wouldn't be in such great shape. Time, weather and vandals are hard on statuary, and this one has some fragile details.
I love funerary art from days gone by - so much care went into the statues and memorials. People don't seem to do that much anymore, though I have seen some interesting modern memorials in a cemetery in Coleman, Tx.
John Deere Tractors and all. While that may be more representative of the actual lives lived by the departed, I still prefer the romantasized artwork from the 1800's and early 1900's. The old cemetery in Natchez has many fine works.
Friday, August 25, 2006
You are the Mexican Cross: This ceramic cross is hand crafted and painted in Mexico. Its bright colors make it appropriate for the kitchen or a child's bedroom, reminding us of the joy of the resurrection.
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I have a tribute to write for a 9/11 victim, as I have joined the 2,996: A Tribute to the Victims of 9/11
About the project:
The 2,996 Project
The idea is simple, but powerful: have a special tribute for each victim of 9/11, with each tribute being created by a different blogger.
We started 2,996 Project to coordinate the creation of the tributes, and that's what this site is all about. Here you can sign up to make a tribute yourself, on your blog (we'll randomly assign a victim to you). You can also browse or search through either the victims that have already been assigned, or those that have not -- and you can get pointers to more information on all of them.