Friday, January 21, 2011

St. Agnes Coloring Page

I found this beautiful image of St. Agnes last year and have had it saved for coloring page inspiration. I thought it very appropriate considering the oranges in the background and the double feast of Our Lady of Altagracia today. (Check out Jessica's beautiful celebration over at Catholic Cuisine.) I have no information on the tapestry other than: St. Anne Tapestry 1887 Standen, UK. If you know more about it or where we can see it in its entirety, please let me know.

St. Agnes Coloring Page

Also, to placate the perfectionist in me... please let your children know that lambs have hooves and not paws, so they should ignore the slip of my pen that wasn't corrected before scanning! Just tell them that my head was too full of gunk to notice the problem. Also, by my count, there are 8 oranges in my drawing. The one behind St. Agnes's head was supposed to be part of her head wrapping, but it just kept looking like an orange to me. I blame the gunk.

Updated to add: Michelle found some information on the tapestry. The link is in the combox! Thanks Michelle!

8 comments:

  1. Ok, Mrs Perfectionist. Are you kidding? This is perfect and wonderful! Thank-you! Thank-you! Thank-you! Off with a handful of copies to take to art classes today. :)

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  2. thank you so much! St. Agnes is one of my daughters patron saints this year, and my coloring pages just have not turned out, and I was praying you would post a page. God is good, : ) Now off to play St. Agnes in the play my daughter wrote for today.

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  4. Thank you Charlotte! We just finished dinner and my children are all coloring your picture right now, and enjoying some Orange flavored, Lamb Cupcakes! :-)

    It is the perfect ending to a great, yet super busy, day!

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  5. Beautiful Charlotte. I found more about the tapestry (and a full length view) at: http://www.ntprints.com/image.php?id=351978&idx=4&fromsearch=true

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  6. That is so beautiful Charlotte! I saw it first on Xhonane's Familia Catolica' blog. My first graders will love it! Thank you for your generous heart!

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  7. This is so beautiful, and looks vaguely familiar. We are great William Morris fans, and have seen some of the tapestries at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. The textiles room that gave Morris his inspiration is incredible!

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