Thursday, June 14, 2007

Jesus & Tortilla Mary Get a Bath and Pedicure


before
DURING





After.




is it me or does Jesus need a facelift? And yes, I painted the Blessed Virgin's tootsies RED. Also a little lipstick...just to make her feel a little bit better about herself. See that Cross at her feet? I stepped on that. In the backyard. It was stuck in the adobe by the barbeque pit. It nearly Punctured me in the small of my foot. It fucking HURT. Which is what I get for walking around there with no shoes on. Guilt & Catholicism & Crucification go hand in hand in hand like that.

The shrine is my Nana Josephine's and I treat it like a most beautiful heirloom. Cleaning it with the holiest water in Nipomo and my mom's tortilla warming towel. And then I washed it all down with some cold white wine in a mason jar. Delicious.


7 comments:

knitsteel said...

It's beautiful and perfect. I'm sure that cross in the foot was a message...
Is that where you put the candle and stuff for us?
I enjoy those comments you leave for me. They make me smile and give me something to think about.

Beta Fishy said...

It is a beautiful alter. I am sure that they love their cold wine bath.

Many blessings.

the heartful blogger said...

I bet that felt cathartic. I love that you have a shrine in your home. This post is kind of spooky cos I recently created an altar in my work room, and guess who my deity is? It's Kali with her tongue sticking out that some wicked crazy beautiful lady from Nipomo sent me ;-)

the heartful blogger said...

Hi there

I made up this meme on my blog and now I'm tagging you so you gotta do it too...ha ha ha ha ha

http://theheartfuljourney.blogspot.com/2007/06/meme-of-three.html

if you get a chance between shrine cleaning and all...

Thanatos2424 said...

Mom
you are very.....ritualistic?
theres a word for it...Pensive..or contemplative...or something. Anyways. Enjoy the statue cleaning and boozing!

Girl of Approval said...

No offense, but that thing scares me. Especially the photo with Jesus's face sitting in the little basin area.

But then again, I only know one Catholic and she's becoming Lutheran.

pinda said...

I like that picture the most. Jesus lookin up from that bassin. It's a bit like the world has turned upside down. makes me a saint and makes him a little bit more human (wich is not a bad thing). Hey 'J' what are you doin there? Hey mate, My face fell off and I'm taking a bath in wine...