Franciscan Media commissioned me to illustrate the story, Forgotten Women of the New Testament, for St. Anthony Messenger magazine. I love this business because I learn something new everyday! I am a big fan of medieval art and enjoy illustrating saints and religious icons. My linocut technique seems a good fit for these kinds of stories and I am inspired by historical accounts of intrepid women who pushed through societal limitations to change the world.
I was invited to answer a few questions about illustration for the Illustrator Spotlight at HireAnIllustrator.com.
This linocut image was created for the eightieth birthday of Carus Publishing (Cricket Media) founder, Marianne Carus. It is a reinvention of the High Priestess tarot card incorporating icons to represent Spider, Cricket and Ladybug magazines. I also changed the card number from two to eighty.