Hand Painted

Reading at Best Price Books and Coffee

Monte at Best Price Books and Coffee

Reading at Best Price Books and Coffee
sebastian 2006


San Raphael ~ Patron Saint of Travelers and Singles


San Raphael

Patron Saint of Travelers
Acrylic on raw alderwood
Karen Rivera 2005


Chimayo Holy Chile

Cross of the DayOur Lady of Holy Chiles
sebastian 2003


Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine at Chimayo, New Mexico

Our Lady of Gudalupe Shrine

Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine
Chimayo, New Mexico
sebastian 2003


San Raphael on Wood with Scrabble Tiles and Bottlecaps

Cross of the Day

San Raphael on Wood with Scrabble Tiles and Bottlecaps

San Raphael on Wood with Scrabble Tiles and Bottlecaps
Chimayo, New Mexico
sebastian 2007


Our Lady of Guadalupe ~ Los Cerrillos Madonna

Our Lady of Miracles
Los Cerrillos, New Mexico
Karen Rivera 2010


Savior and Lamb ~ Adobe Mural on the High Road to Taos

Our Savior and Lamb at Roadside Market
Mural on the High Road to Taos
Karen Rivera


San Raphael with Broken Heart Cross

San Raphael with Hearts
Roadside Gallery Art
High Road to Taos
Photography by Karen Rivera


Cabinet Madonna at Jackalope Pottery

The Madonna Cabinet at Jackalope Pottery
Bernalillo, New Mexico
Karen Rivera


San Ysidro Church with Silver Cupola and Cross

Church at San Ysidro, New Mexico

Old Adobe Church
San Ysidro, New Mexico
Karen Rivera Spring 2010

The village of San Ysidro, originally a farming settlement, was named after Saint Isidore the Farmer in 1699. San Ysidro holds an annual Fiesta in his honor each year in mid-May.


Hanging With the Assisi Sisters ~ Roadside Shrine on the High Road to Taos

The Assisi Sisters
Hanging with Claire and Agnes in Taos

July 2010
Karen Rivera


Saint Blown Apart ~ Taos Shrine, New Mexico

Saint Blown Apart
Taos Shrine, New Mexico
July 2010
Karen Rivera


Feed The Meter, Feed the Homeless

No Pennies, Please
Colorado Springs, Colorado
July 2010
Karen Rivera


San Pasqual ~ Patron Saint of the Kitchen

Patron Saint of the Kitchen

Roadside Tin, Chimayo, New Mexico
Karen Rivera 2006


Taos Roadside Shrine ~ The Deacon’s Blues

The Deacon’s Blues
High Road to Taos
New Mexico
July 2010
Karen Rivera


Saint Ray of Richardsville ~ High Road to Taos

Saint Ray of Richardsville
Roadside Shrine
Taos, New Mexico
July 2010
Karen Rivera


San Raphael, Patron Saint of Travelers



San Raphael
Patron Saint of Travelers
Acrylic on raw alderwood
Karen Rivera 2005


RC Cola Madonna

RC Cola Madonna
Vigil Store
Chimayo, New Mexico
Karen Rivera


Carlos Medina’s Doors

Carlos Medina’s Doors
Chimayo, New Mexico
sebastian 2005


Field of Wildflowers Story Cross with Carnations

Lazy cows amble in a field of spring wild flowers in the water color center of this pastel Vintage Easter Cross. Story Crosses were designed to showcase scenic views including pastoral scenes like this one. The well drawn carnations give the feel of looking through the card into another world. Charming, but I’m still not sure what cows have to do with Easter.

This Free Country Story Easter Cross with Carnations Greeting Card Clipart is available at Cross of the Day Free Cross Clipart here.


Easter Lily Art Deco Cross

An updated version of a restored Easter Cross card shows off sprays of traditional vanilla Easter lilles. The celdon greenish-gray cross is embellished with subtle Art Deco elements. It’s a great combination of classics–lillies and cross–translated to the 20’s.

This Free Easter Lily Art Deco Cross Greeting Card Clipart is available at Cross of the Day Free Cross Clipart here.

Looking for real Vintage Cards? Head to Etsy and start here.


Vintage Easter Story Cross

A watercolor angel flies towards 3 crosses on the hill in this Vintage Easter Story Cross. Vintage cards and labels are taped to all my walls, providing artistic and spiritual inspiration. This is one I found in high school.

This Free Vintage Angel Easter Cross Greeting Card Clipart is available at Cross of the Day here.

Looking for real Vintage Cards? Head to Etsy and start here.


Vintage Dogwood Easter Cross Card

Another of the wonderful handpainted vintage Easter cards that bring back memories of gentler days. This one comes from an antique German embossed Easter card.

Looking for real Vintage Easter Cross Cards? Head to Etsy and start here.


Church at Sanctuario, Chimayo, New Mexico

Cross of the DayChurch at Sanctuario, Chimayo, New Mexico
sebastian 2003