Saturday, May 29, 2010

The Enchanting Milagro

One if the unique treasures that is created by some Latin American cultures is the "Milagro". The word "Milagro" means "Miracle". I find the word and the meaning itself enchanting!

These metal religious charms are sometimes a sign of gratitude, devotion, protection, good luck, healing, fertility, faith, affection, safety.....just to name a few.

Some of these charms have specific meanings but most are up for individual interpretation. I find these prayer emblems captivating and inspirational!

As I am getting older and learning to embrace my age with grace.....not so easy sometimes, I thought this Body Bonita artwork would be a refreshing reminder to love my body. It is made of felt, ribbon, linen twine, tin and metal body part milagros, some machine stitching and many, many hours of hand stitching.