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Santa Lucia | by Francesca Di Leo
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Santa Lucia

at three years old i damaged the vision in my right eye. a stupid childhood accident with big consequences. the image of santa lucia will forever be etched in my minds eye.... she is the patron saint for the blind. every december 13 me and my mother would wear green and red dresses to honour santa lucia (red for martyrdom and green for her evergreen crown), and off to church we'd go to say prayers to restore my damaged three year old eye.

 

I'm taking Misty's class, Painted Icon at Squam this fall, and this will be one of pieces I'd like to create.

 

thanks for looking,

francesca

 

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Taken on February 7, 2011