Being, by all accounts, a deadbeat, I occasionally spend some time making highly unsophisticated graphics in the style of the last century. A lot of them are experimental, and have to do with me trying to learn to use various programs, and a lot of them are for, well, no reason.
Like, awhile back, I made this one:
Except on my eminently unfindable page, The Bad Nineties Graphics Parade, most of these are not available for public consumption, with good reason. The above was basically just a little inside joke around the slight creepiness inherent in all Sacred Heart graphics– or maybe you don’t feel it; maybe it’s just me. My grandmother, who was not even Catholic, had some kind of ancient Sacred Heart calendar from 1948 hanging in a dark closet, which always impressed me with its anatomical correctness and dark, bloody redness.
A couple of days ago, however, I came across SOMETHING TRULY SCARY:
Is it not the absolute apex of giffy creepiness? Divine Mercy graphics, though a little more abstract than straight-up Sacred Heart graphics, always transfix me with their Jesus “catch you later” wave. Welcome to a whole new level.
I stole it off the pink sisters blog, which I’m not going to link to, in case they come looking for their artwork. Actually, it’s a very lovely, straightforward and inspiring site, most of the time. And not that I have anything against Divine Mercy, though I do have mixed feelings about its elbowing out the Octave of Easter. It’s Easter, for God’s sake!
So here’s one I redid for the occasion.
Yeah, I don’t get it either. If you have a better suggestion, let me know.