After spending the past five days showing you some terrific (and just a bit off-the-wall) artwork created by my #4 son when he was a teenager, I thought I would devote today's post to a Patron Saint of Artists, Catherine of Bologna. She herself was quite a talented artist, as you can see from this lovely painting that is attributed to her, an icon of the Madonna and Child.
I am always profoundly amazed, inspired, and impressed by people such as Saint Catherine of Bologna--people who could have chosen easy, pampered lives and instead chose to take a much more difficult path. It is no wonder that such self-sacrifice is rewarded with a crown in Heaven!
If you are an artist, and you're struggling with a piece that just isn't turning out the way you want it to, you can always try praying to this holy Patron Saint of Artists. Isn't it nice to know that you have an unseen helper who is only a prayer away?