I create an Everyday Saint whenever I am in a transitional phase. If something is bothering me, I make a saint to bolster my spirit. If I am feeling weak, I create a saint of strength to light my way. If I am worried, I make a saint of courage. If I am ill, I make a saint for health and nurturing. If I feel gratitude, I make a saint to honor it. I use a variety of techniques and materials, sometimes painting their faces, sometimes using printed faces and hands. Recently I have taken to working on more of a sustained basis, putting more time into my pieces, creating and adding embellishments like beads, metal pieces and charms. I am no longer interested in selling my saints, but keeping them together as a collection as I realize they tell the story of my life.