St. Luke, evangelist, is the patron saint of doctors, painters, and sculptors. Not much is known about him, but it\’s believed that St. Luke was the first icon painter. He is said to have painted pictures of the Virgin Mary and Child, in particular the Hodegetria image in Constantinople which is now lost. Some believe that he never painted at all, but ether way he is now the patron of artist. He is also the patron of doctors because it\’s believed he had an education as a physician. One thing we know for sure is that he wrote the Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles. His feast day is Oct. 18th on the new and traditional calendars. Read more about him HERE and HERE.
To make this ornament you will need:
- white or off-white felt
- light blue felt
- maroon felt
- tan felt
- lots of different colored permanent sharpie markers:
red, orange, yellow, green, blue. purple, black, etc.
- scissors (these kind work well)
- glue (hot glue, felt glue, or tacky glue – like this or this)
- needle and thread for the looped hanger
Cut out the parts as pictured above. Add the many different colors to the pallet with the markers.
Add one of the colors to the tan brush-bristles. Add a black line to the end of the brush handle (optional).
Glue down the pallet to the blue background. Then glue down the bristles of the brush, then the brush handle. Now cut out around the art image to remove all the extra blue background.
Add a threaded loop to the top so you can hang it up.
St. Luke, pray for us.
~Jennifer and Elizabeth