This is one of my latest Saint artworks, "Saint Therese Laughing".
This saint is best know for the childlike way she looked at her love for God, as well as life in general. God was her best friend, and her greatest joy.
She is called,'The Little Flower',in part, because she loved them, especially roses. So, I thought I'd give her a whole bunch to enjoy here.
In addition, in all the photographs taken of her, she has a closed mouth, almost Mona Lisa-style smile. As in most of the old photos, they took some time to set up, so people didn't often have the patience or ability to sit and smile for minutes on end, before the picture was actually taken. But I always wondered, what she might look like laughing, with a big, open smile.
The original of this piece, as well as prints, can be found---> here