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Tuesday, April 1, 2008


A few more creations....this series we have tried to keep the theme and look/feel similar.

Pope Damasus I

Pope Damasus I born 366 and died 384. He was of spanish descent and was elected in the basilica of St. Lawrence in Lucina by a majority of the Roman clergy and people.

We thought this would be an apt first card to post.

We have used rub-ons, stamps, postage stamp, embossing and used watercolors to fill in the image which is taken from the book 'The Popes' by Burns & Oates.

The Launch...

We are so excited! 70 Popes has been launched!!!

The blog will chronicle my Art endeavors from my early days of self taught painting, to when I joined The Academy of Realist Art Toronto in 2010. I now focus on portraits mainly as I enjoy the detail behind getting the features absolute accurate. I also dabble in Craft, DIY, Home Design and you will see a bit of this on the blog as well. Along with stuff about my kids and dog. The husband is always behind the scenes or camera - you will be very lucky to get a pic of him on any blog.

Why the name "70 Popes"?
It comes from my love for all things Ecclesiastical. We have a book at home that has gold illustrations of 70 Popes and kinda liked it. And that was how the Blog name was born.