To keep detail sharp, I have removed the hands of the Baby Jesus, and will cast them separately. These will be re- joined on to the main figure at a later stage.
With final detailing done, we should be able to start making the mould early next week (God willing!)
Its useful when sending images in emails, to be able to resize them first. So here are some guidelines of how to do this using the popular windows "PAINT" programme.
(This wait has been compounded by a bout of flu, and all I could do was sit and dream for a while rather than get on with things!)
The photo on the right hand side of the model is of "Our Lady of Good Success".
I used it as my inspiration for this model, because legend has it that Our Lady chose the sculptor (Francisco del Castillo) for the work, and that it was completed by angels. Alas, its difficult at present to find good resources for this particular apparition,(as the story has been somewhat hi-jacked by the Pious X society to further their opinions.) None the less, the sufferings of Sister Mariana were in expiation for the Church and peoples of the 20th century.
The reasons for the statue were given thus:
“First so that men in the future might realize how powerful I am in placating Divine Justice and obtaining mercy and pardon for every sinner who comes to me with a contrite heart. For I am the Mother of Mercy and in me there is only goodness and love.
Our Lady's stated to Mariana, that she would be prioress of the convent until the end of time.!
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