Wednesday, 12 December 2012


Celebrating the Divine Feminine  -  Day Twelve.

"Bliss" (Detail)  -  Acrylic paints on canvas.

The Virgin of Alsace by Emile Antoine Bourdelle (1861-1929).

This sculpture stands beside a tree lined pathway leading to my fovourite art gallery. Here is a strong and powerful woman,
self- assured,loving,compassionate......

"Let there be beauty and strength,power and compassion,honor and humility,mirth and reverence within you".
Starhawk's charge of the Goddess  -  from The Spiral Dance

Thank you to all you lovely people who have helped make these twelve days such a joy and especially to Rebecca for bringing us together.

Wishing you love,light and joy on your journey!  -  Ruby.

Linked to a Virgin a Day with Rebecca and friends at


Thank you for visiting.


  1. The Virgin of Alsace is, indeed, a powerful self assured image of Our Lady. I love the Starhawk "Charge."

    I've enjoyed my visits here, Ruby, and hope to continue them after today!

  2. That statue is amazing! I love the strength I see in it. I have so enjoyed meeting you and participating in this event. God bless you.xx

  3. Thank you for being you and sharing the Divine Feminine during our journey of 12 Day of Mary hosted by Tebecca ~ Today's post is wonderful ~ amazing statue with such powerful essence ~ Brava! ~ Blessings to you ~ Happy Holidays.

    (A Creative Harbor) ^_^ aka artmusedog and Carol ^_^

  4. Interesting how many of us posted today about the Strong Woman within - this is an amazing sculpture!!! thank you for your sharings the past week - it was wonderful travelling with you - let's stay in touch! blessings

  5. the power of the heart, the heart of creativity.. thank you I have so enjoyed this pilgrimage.. the candle blazes infinately

  6. thank you for sharing your mary love each morning in such creative and alluring ways! it has been pure joy, all this gathering of love and light! each of your visual offerings has touched me deeply. i am so glad you found your place among us, and in doing so filled us with your beauty and light.

  7. I've never seen the Virgin of Alsace -- she's lovely and quite modern. But most of all, I'm amazed by the candle! I've so enjoyed your posts these 12 days.

  8. It has been (once again) an incredible journey made rich by all who participated-you are no exception! I especially love the more contemporary representations of our Lady. Perhaps because it is more easy to connect to.

  9. There is a lot of strength in this statue. It's beautiful. I've enjoyed all your posts during these 12 days and will continue to visit you. It's been wonderful.

  10. The party sprinkles, the amazing statues and the little russian doll candle...

  11. I am so glad to have met you and participated along with you in this awesome adventure. xo

  12. Love the joy and variety in these very well chosen images for closing out the last of an amazing 12 day journey! Candle, sculpture, and especially your painting of bliss!
    I'm so glad to have been introduced to you and your art through this meme. Will continue to visit.
    Blessings on the journey!

  13. Another beautiful Mary that I have never seen before. Thanks for sharing her. Is she in Alsace, or where is her location? It's been great participating with you.

    1. Fran,she is in one of our National Galleries in Edinburgh and has been since she was purchased in 1930.

  14. Your painting, Bliss, my favourite virgin depiction, she of Alsace, and the candle - a fine flourish to end the 12 days of Mary with.
    Morelle xx

  15. How up lifting!!!!!!
    really lovely!

  16. You saved the best till last! Thank you so much for the artwork your have shared through these 12 days. Magnificent!

  17. It has been such a pleasure to share these days with you, too!!


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