Mary's House

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Unregarded - The Witch Tree

A landmark tree on the Monterey peninsula, sadly lost to a storm many years ago. But it directed my thoughts to beauty and humility.

“He will watch this servant of his appear among us, unregarded as a brushwood shoot, as a plant in waterless soil; no stateliness here, no majesty, no beauty, as we gaze upon him, to win our hearts.” Isaiah 53:2

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Rock into Water

"Let earth thrill at its Master’s presence; it is he that comes, the God of Jacob, who turned the rock into pools of water, the flint-stone into a springing well." Psalm 114/115:7-8

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Hello again, it's been a while

Hello all, I was formerly Sonia Jackson on here, and have since gotten married, moved, changed jobs, left said job for maternity leave, and then decided to more fully embrace my calling in motherhood, and as an artist. My apologies for not having visited more often. I have since also reconnected more fully with my Catholicism, not having ever left it, but that so starkly has my relationship grown in the past five years that it is worth noting. Most of this new enthusiasm I owe to my husband, a devoted convert to the Catholic faith who is now a Catholic middle school English and Religion teacher. God placed him in my life, the answer to my prayers in so many ways, shortly after I first joined this group, and I am practically a new person since the last time you saw or heard from me.

Please enjoy visiting my website (soniajacksonsummers.weebly.com) and Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/soniajacksonsummersart, and checking out some of my recent work. This summer I completed a tryptic mural of the Apparitions an Miracles of Fatima. I have a timelapse video documenting the process as well.

If you made it this far, thank you for reading about me! If you dropped off early, I'll try to be more attention engaging next time! Less talk, more art!


Job posting

Catholic Icing has been assembling a team of outstanding Catholic artists to contribute to our First Communion program, due to appear in late Spring of 2016.  We're currently in search of freelance artists to complete Scripture and saint-themed comic strips and illustrate several short saint stories.  If you are interested in learning more about the work available, please contact Theresa at avila(dot)editing(at)gmail(dot)com.  Thanks and God bless!


A Lesson of Endurance

“Thou hast kept true to my lesson of endurance, and I will keep thee safe from the hour of trial which is soon to fall upon the whole world, for the testing of all who dwell on the earth.” Revelation 3:10

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Colorful Finch Sketch

Colorful Finch Sketch
12X12 Oil on Linen

I really enjoy drawing birds, so Ill definitely be painting more of these in the future. I just started this one, Ill post more as it progresses.



Archdiocese of SF

There are so many different colors within the Archdiocese...


Trees of the Wood

"let the field exult, and everything in it!
Then shall all the trees of the wood sing for joy!" Psalms 96:12

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A new "Stella Maris"

A new version of "Stella Maris," I've titled this one "The Sea Star"
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Where the Lord Dwells

I've been brushing up on my landscape skills lately. This one was inspired by Isaiah 2:2, and the Sutter Buttes which are not far from where I live. More on my website.
"In later days, the mountain where the Lord dwells will be lifted high above the mountain-tops, looking down over the hills, and all nations will flock there together." Isaiah 2:2


St. Lydwine of Schiedam and the glutton priest

This will be the last of the comics where I construct the comic from individually drawn panels. My lifestyle is no longer such that I need to draw in a very portable format. So, from now on, page design will no longer be a final touch! Hooray! I am now actively working on a book about Fatima.

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The Key That Fits by Jason Tako

This is a rough pencil sketch for an illustration of G.K Chesterton's monumental book Orthodoxy. It shows many prominent atheist and agnostic thinkers of the late 19th and early 20th century: Nietzche, Huxley, Spencer, Bradlaugh and Shaw, all sitting at a table with their books piled in the center of their table. Chesterton said it was actually their writings, and all the contradictions he found in them, that led him to Christianity.

In the illustration Chesterton has left their table and has found the "key that fits", the key of truth that he is using to unlock the door into the Church. The men at the table show frustration and disbelief at Gilbert's decision.

Jason Tako