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Journal History

  • Listening to: "Alma Redemptoris Mater"
  • Reading: A History of Deeds Done Beyond the Sea
  • Playing: Age of Empires III

"Mary has given birth to a King whose name is everlasting;
hers the joy of motherhood, hers the virgin's glory.
Never was the like seen before, never shall it be seen again, alleluia."

~ Antiphon for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Salvete All!

Merry Christmas and Happy New year to all! I hope you all have been enjoying a lovely, restful, and peaceful Christmas season. I've been taking a little break from commissions for the past week but now I'm ready to get back into making some artwork! I have a few new resolutions for this year (mostly consisting of being better at getting things done in a timely manner) and they include:

1.) Setting up an Etsy store
2.) Finishing my CotW comic (hah, we'll see if that happens)
3.) Finishing William of Tyre's History of Deeds done beyond the Sea
4.) Getting commissions done faster (vague, but it is what it is) :P

And probably some more, but this is what I can think of at the moment. Mostly I want to grow my art business more and make it easier for people to purchase prints. I also hate the fact that it takes me forever to get around to working on different art projects, so I just need to be more diligent in that regard. Well, it's a new year; hopefully filled with lots of progress and other good things! Or, as Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables says: “Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?”  Indeed! And it's always good to start off the new year under the patronage of our dear Mother in heaven. So in her honor:

The shepherds heard Angels carolling Christ's incarnate Presence, and running like sheep to their shepherd,
they beheld him as an innocent Lamb fed at Mary's breast, and they sang to her and said:

Rejoice, mother of the Lamb and the Shepherd!
Rejoice, fold of spiritual sheep!
Rejoice, defence against invisible enemies!
Rejoice, key to the gates of Paradise!
Rejoice, for the things of Heaven rejoice with the earth!
Rejoice, for the things of earth join chorus with the Heavens!
Rejoice, never-silent voice of the Apostles!
Rejoice, invincible courage of the martyrs!
Rejoice, firm support of faith!
Rejoice, radiant blaze of grace!
Rejoice, thou through whom hell was stripped bare!
Rejoice, thou through whom we are clothed with glory!
Rejoice, unwedded Bride!

Having sighted the divinely moving star, the Wise Men followed its light and held it as a lamp by which they sought a powerful King.
And as they approached the Unapproachable, they rejoiced and shouted to Him: Alleluia!

The sons of the Chaldees saw in the hands of the Virgin Him Who with His hand made man.
And knowing Him to be the Lord although He had taken the form of a servant,
they hastened to worship Him with their gifts and cried to her who is blessed:

Rejoice, mother of the never-setting Star!
Rejoice, dawn of the mystic Day!
Rejoice, thou who didst extinguish the furnace of error!
Rejoice, thou who didst enlighten the initiates of the Trinity!
Rejoice, thou who didst banish from power the inhuman tyrant!
Rejoice, thou who hast shown us Christ as the Lord and Lover of men!
Rejoice, thou who redeemest from pagan worship!
Rejoice, thou who dost drag from the mire of works!
Rejoice, thou who hast stopped the worship of fire!
Rejoice, thou who hast quenched the flame of the passions!
Rejoice, guide of the faithful to chastity!
Rejoice, joy of all generations!
Rejoice, unwedded Bride!
~ from the Akathist Hymn to the Theotokos


I'm also selling this pair of icons:

Theotokos Hodegetria icon by Theophilia and Christ the Teacher icon by Theophilia

for $550 each, or $1000 for the pair.


My art e-mail address:
:rose: Please contact me at this address if you’d like to commission me or if you’d like to order prints.


Commissions are open. I do commissions based on an hourly rate of $30 an hour. The final price depends on how long it takes me to finish the commission. I work relatively fast though, so if you have any questions or have something particular in mind but you'd like a general estimate for price, please don't hesitate to e-mail me and ask!

Print Prices:
Shipping: $3.00

4x6 - $5.00
5x7 - $8.00
8x10 - $20.00

Shipping: $6.00

11x14 - $35.00
12x18 - $50.00
16x20 - $65.00
18x24 - $90.00
20x30 - $110.00
24x36 - $150.00

Shipping covers the costs of purchasing the container (shipping tubes for the bigger ones) and mailers in which to ship your item, and the postage.

How to Order Prints:
Send me an e-mail that:
:bulletblack: indicates exactly what picture(s) you want
:bulletblack: indicates the size and number of the print(s) you want.
:bulletblack: has your address (or whatever address you want me to send it to).
:bulletblack: (and if applicable) gives me the date when you need it by so I can make it a priority.

I will then send a confirmation e-mail with my address and the amount owed for the purchase of the requested prints. I accept check, PayPal, and GoogleWallet. Once I've received the payment, I will mail the print(s).


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is of the Popish Persuasion
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
I'm just an aspiring artist from the lovely Mitten State. I'm a Roman Catholic who loves the Faith and everything pertaining to it (especially its philosophy, theology and history!). Like everyone else, I have an insatiable thirst for the Three Great Transcendentals: the Good, the True, and the Beautiful. I make art because I simply enjoy doing it. Historical and theological themes and subjects are what fascinate me the most, and I think that the human figure in particular is one of inexhaustible beauty. The Incarnation of Our Lord, after all, changes everything. For that reason, I also love to depict Our Lord and Our Lady, because they are the summit of human perfection (being the New Adam and new Eve and all that. ;-)) and therefore are my favorite subjects to depict. :meow:


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ariodante28 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2019
Saw your icon of St. Anthony in this month's Messenger of St. Anthony. Am hoping it was printed with your permission, but I couldn't find a credit anywhere in the publication.
Theophilia Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't remember anyone from there asking my permission. Do you have a photo you could e-mail so I could ask them about it? I'd really appreciate it!
Made me chuckle but it is kind of true:
  Woops by NikosBoukouvalas
Theophilia Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I never did like that Gibbon fellow.... :XD:
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