sugary (sweet)

Saint Dymphna is the patron saint of madness and sugar. She was the daughter of an Irish chieftain who, driven mad by his failure to find a comparably beautiful replacement for his late wife, attempted to seduce her with sweets. She fled to Belgium in the middle of the night where, accompanied by her confessor priest, she took refuge in a chapel. The chieftain found them, murdered the priest and begged his Dymphna to return. She refused. So he cut her head off.


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A friend of mine dug this out of the trash just before she quit her not-so-sweet job and sued her former employer. Now she's on permanent disability. {Click on image to enlarge.}

Comments

  1. Now that is what I call a sugary post. ;-) Nice work.

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  2. Bitter sweet rather.

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  3. I love her scary stare.

    That's some crazy newsletter. And I thought the meetings at my job were inappropriate.

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  4. Anonymous12:11 pm

    As Connie said...bitter sweet, but nice illustration, regardless of the outcome.

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  5. Great illustration. Nicely executed!

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  6. Captivating expression.

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  7. Originally scary sweet, if there's such a thing! You might enjoy the graphic book, Doomed Queens, by Kris Waldherr. Your haunting narrative reminds me of it.

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  8. Wow, I thought St. Dymphna was a bit frightening, but that newsletter! Blow it up & wear it as a Halloween costume-- scarier than any zombie.

    I'm so glad I'm a freelancer... I'm so glad I'm a freelancer... I'm so glad I'm a freelancer... please let me keep being a freelancer!

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  9. Love the mystery in the softness of your work!

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