04 March 2007

Lisa Vollrath gives it away...

Lisa is one of the internet's most generous artists. She routinely posts free clipart, tips, discounted products and more on her sites.

Beginning March 6th she is offering a countdown to St. Patrick's Day that reveals "a new paper crafting surprise" each day. Check it out yourself: Lisa's St. Patrick's Day Countdown.

Patrick must have suffered greatly being captured and taken from his family as a young man and made a slave. After escaping his captors six years later, he returned to Ireland to fulfill direction he heard in his prayers from God to bring Christianity to Ireland. He no doubt met with resistance from Druid Priests. As any a wise missionary will do, Patrick used many of the practices of the time and incorporated them in the religious Christian practices he was bringing to the natives of Ireland at the time. The most recognizable of these being the Sun symbol he took from Druid practice and placed at the center of the Christian cross...

and the shamrock he used to "prove" the trinity.

If you think bringing Christianity to Ireland by an Englishman was a good thing, you will give thanks to Patrick.

If you thing bringing free stuff to you by an artist is a good thing, you will give thanks to Lisa!

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Thanks for the link!