Thank you for visiting St. Jude Square Artworks, named in honor of my amazing mother's firm devotion to St Jude Thaddeus, the good Apostle traditionally known as the patron of "impossible causes".
If you are looking for a smalI, meaningful gift that, by the way, mails easily--consider a St. Jude Square Artworks tile! These custom tiles have graced wedding tables as sunset colored Talavera inspired numbers. They hang on the kitchen wall of a proud grandmother, as her numerous grandchildren's birth announcements. Tiles have been commissioned to celebrate 25th wedding anniversaries, and have comforted those who have lost loved ones. Many pets (and a few people) are now permanently remembered with tile portraits! I have had the privilege of working with so many different and dear people to create tiles for them. It is a high honor for me, and I have been able to grow tremendously as an artist and craftsperson, in the process!
The tiles are small, and necessarily limited in detail. I also offer more detailed custom pet and people portraits, on paper and usually in pencil.
While I am not affiliated with the amazing St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, in Memphis, Tennessee, I do send along a portion of the profits from the sale of my artworks. Know in some way you are helping a good cause, too, when you purchase a tile, pet portrait, or a commissioned calligraphy service.
Thanks again for stopping by (and reading all this text!) I hope you will return from time to time to find your most special gifts here, and to accompany me as I continue my artistic journey!
St.Jude Square : simple gifts of love..., Herndon. VA 20170