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.


  1. Wonderful, Glorious, Beautiful. Love it!

  2. Thank you Judith.....what a great way to communicate. Hope you are well.

  3. I'm so excited that you started blogging my friend! I think you will love it and everyone will love reading you too! Welcome to the blog world. I hope it will be a milagro experience for you. :D Hugssss!!

  4. Hi Diane...good to see you in here.
    I love your art, all the time and love you put into each piece.