if you drive around in belgium you'll come across many small catholic chapels,
many of them dedicated to a most famous Maria.
each and every chapel with it's own inscription;
Maria (our lady) of the roses
of the dry tree
of the white branch
of the seven sorrows
of the secret garden
of the cherry tree
of the hill , etc.
to me they sound fairy-tale like and i wonder.... and think up stories, i see pictures.
a few weeks ago, sitting in the car, passing another number of chapels i was wondering
would there also be somewhere 'our lady of the owls' and in a flash the above image
was born in my mind.
i had already started painting it when dear Patrice came up with this week's theme,
well, here she is Maria (of the owls).
this Maria came also to my mind
thanks for your patience :) x