February 28, 2008

Frank

I bought this hand carved Saint Francis of Assisi (the patron saint of animals, birds, and the environment) statue from a vendor at an antique sale I produced years ago. I'm neither Catholic, or particularly spiritual....but I do love this piece.

Normally I display the statue with this bird carving Mark's dad made for us for our wedding...

but its beak was being repaired when I took the picture because Cammie knocked it over.

Gotta watch the cat around birds...

15 comments:

Cicada Studio said...

I'm born, raised, schooled for 12 years Catholic (today is another story). And in all that time, I never "did" saints- BUT this is a wonderful piece, period. I'd buy it too! (stinker- you got all the good stuff!)

Hey Harriet said...

I like your Francis of Assisi.

I have the spirituality of a jellybean, but have to admit some of those saints are kind of sweet :)

Rosebud Collection said...

Thank you for your kind words..
What a beautiful carving..and the St.Francis is beautiful..You have wonderful things and nice of you to share them with all of us.
I have a cheap St. Francis from WalMart, but he is a cutie..

CopperSpringsLeather said...

Beautiful pieces. Your cat is cute too

jewelstreet said...

I'm not catholic either, but that is a fantastic statue. lol about the cat and birds.

Elizabeth said...

What wonderful markings your cat has!
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All best wishes.

tatsuko said...

Cammie is lovely! She should meet my Chibi ☺

Simply Wired Custom Jewelry said...

Great statue...I like that one, to, mostly because of what it stands for. Funny how you have the story of the bird carving and your cat! We can't have anything like that in our house that is "pet level"...with two cats and two St. Bernards, we have to be sure everything is out of the "tail zone." LOL.

Christie said...

I love that statue! I've got some buddahs and a demon and I'm not buddist or a devil worshiper. Guess we can have what appeals to us.

Jessica Ziel said...

silly cat. I know nothing about Catholic Saints (while in Boston, during St. Anthony's Day, I had to ask some locals what in the world was going on...I think they were appaled by me.) The statue looks lovely.

High Desert Diva said...

I married into a Catholic family.

One year for Mother's Day, my husband's siblings decided we should all go in on a gift for their mom. She wanted a cement St. Francis statue for the yard.

I was the only one who knew what it was. The non-Catholic!

Allison said...

Oh, I really do like that placement of it.

Silly cats, when will they learn (most) birds have wings??

Anonymous said...

You're going to burn in hell...
"Frank" huh? Where's your manners, Miss Upity Non-Conformist Anarchy Statue Pontificator?
I'll be there with the ice water concession.
Saints alive, girlfriend....
Better hope the squirrels aren't sent to nibble your toes tonite as you sleep.
xoxo
Karen, who else...

guileless said...

lol i guess your kitty finally found a bird that would stay still long enough to be caught! that was funny and cute :) sorry to hear about the damage though!

Caroline said...

What a pretty kitty!