Thursday, May 18, 2017

Happy Easter

Mary Magdalene at the Empty Tomb
acrylic on eggshell, 2017

John 20:1,16 The Empty Tomb.
On the first day of the week,a Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning, while it was still dark, and saw the stone removed from the tomb...
Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni,”* which means Teacher.

In Eastern Orthodox iconography, Mary Magdalene is often depicted holding a red egg, symbolizing the resurrection. According to tradition, Saint Mary Magdalene, who had patrician rank, gained an audience in Rome with the emperor after the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Christ. She denounced Pilate for his handling of Jesus' trial and then began to talk with Caesar about Jesus' resurrection. She picked up a hen's egg from the dinner table to illustrate her point about resurrection. Caesar was unmoved and replied that there was as much chance of a human being returning to life as there was for the egg to turn red. Immediately, the egg miraculously turned red in her hand! It is because of this tradition that Orthodox Christians exchange red eggs at Easter.

Colors and patterns inspired by Ukrainian pysanka eggs.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

A dear artist with a big heart, leaves this Earth, April 2017

April 12, 2017
Salim Hajderovac, a carpenter from Zavidovići who with his sons made a chair for Pope Francis, died today at age 64.
Last year Pope Francis came and went, this year left us and Salim Hajdarovac who will be remembered in the history of Zavidovici, city tree that was him just served for the lives of the project.
Funeral for Salim Hajderovac. Thousands attended in Zavidovici. It was the first time the town's Catholic Pastor, Fr. Beslic, attended a Muslim funeral there.
Please send your prayers to him and to his wife and loved ones. إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

A Muslim Family's Chair for the Pope
The first Muslim-Catholic picture book!  Due in March 2017. 
Video Music:
"Love People" performed by Superar Srebrenica. 
Written by Mirko Šenkovski Geronimo & Ismar Poric.
  In the country of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Muslims, Orthodox Christians and Catholics have been living side by side for many years, but they have not always gotten along.  Twenty years have passed since they were at war with each other.  How can neighbors of different faiths live together in peace?
Pope Francis, the leader of the Roman Catholic Church, paid a visit to Bosnia on June 6, 2015. This is the true story of a Muslim family of carpenters who designed and made a chair in honor of this occasion.  
Drawn from interviews with the senior carpenter, extensive research, and consultation from an imam and a priest, this book is for children, parents, grandparents, … for everyone!
To learn more about the carpenters, go to: