I just completed the second in my series of Archangels: Raphael. Raphael is traditionally associated with healing, and is often linked with the healing waters of the Pool of Bethesda.
I’ve been fascinated by the Archangels for most of my young life. These beings, considered by so many to be among the highest of heavenly dwellers, are actually messengers, ranked far below the seraphim. Still, they are the ones we know by name, not only as angels, but also as saints. I began my series with Michael, the Protector and Warrior…..
In ancient Greek mythology, Muses were usually nymph-like beings with a penchant for the arts (tragic poetry; epic poetry; lyric poetry; dance–you get the picture), but in the life of an artist, muses really do come in all shapes, sizes, and descriptions, from a parent, to a lover, to a best friend, to a pseudo-adopted child. I started my muse series as a way of honoring the many women in my life (physically, or even peripherally) who have inspired me towards the arts and encouraged me in my endeavors in one way or another.