I have wanted to attempt a Madonna and Child folkart icon for a long time. My perfectionist O.C.D. stood in the way of every actually beginning. As in all things faith related, I once again discovered that all things beautiful begin and end with love. Now, I suppose "beautiful" in the artistic sense is always in the eye of the beholder. But I think my first attempt to capture Mary and Jesus in my simple style, staying true to their culture, while keeping it just a pinch whimsical, expresses my heart fairly fully. I am hoping this is the first of many.