Monday means more Mary. I've more or less placed her facial features where they need to go. The nose and mouth are still a little problematic, but they will work out just fine. A slightly lighter shade of skin tone starts to add volume to the face. There's several layers yet to go. Her eyes don't get painted in for a while yet, so Our Lady's face looks like a mask. Just as well, as I feel her beginning to stare out at me from the picture.
Mary is somebody I both know and don't know. I'm starting to see her as being impossibly young and provincial to be given so much responsibility in our culture. Yet her social type, a Divine Mother of God, resonates through other faiths, some much older than Christianity. And of course, she is a model to mothers everywhere.