Story Crosses

Saint George on a Horse Shrine

Cross of the DaySt. George on a Horse
Sanctuario, Chimayo, New Mexico
sebastian 2005


Hidden Grave with Flowers ~ Nambe, New Mexico

Nambe Cemetery
Nambe Pueblo, New Mexico
Karen Rivera
January 2011

I shoot a lot of cemetaries. For heart-rending, technicolor boisterous displays, you just can’t beat a New Mexican cemetary on Easter, Day of the Dead or Christmas. I’ve made it to my favorite, the Nambe Church cemetary in Nambe, every Boxing Day for most of the last 20 years. I follow that up with New Year’s Day in Acoma. It seems to make the perfect emotional double-header.

I found this small, weathered cross tucked away in a far corner surrounded by tumbleweeds and scruffy dead plants. The new flowers shows that this lonely hidden grave hadn’t been forgotten.


Grace Morales, 1893 ~ Graveyard Crosses

Grace Morales, 1893 ~ Graveyard Crosses
Illustration
Karen Rivera 2010


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


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.


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.