The Christmas Gift of Two Artists

It is wonderful how gift giving and receiving changes throughout your life.  As young children, we look for packages wrapped in Christmas paper under the tree.  But as we get older, Christmas gifts that are non-traditional and cause us to be inspired or open new windows in our world can bring tremendous joy. 

Two artists from New Hampshire provided me such a gift through their unexpected visit recently and for that, I am thankful to them.  Amanda Sisk and Sean Kramer had come to Dripping Springs to give a talk at New Life Lutheran Church about their work and their church community.  They found their way to Villa Vigneto Texas for an overnight respite after their travels and hours of work on a sculpture commission at the Padre Island National Seashore.  

 Six Geese A-Laying Ornament by Amanda Sisk

Six Geese A-Laying Ornament by Amanda Sisk

Amanda, an Artist, Sculptor, and Founder of AtelierSisk and Sean, an Artist of religious icon paintings and beautiful frescoes, brought their gentle spirits and shared with me their love of art and the journey of their artistic endeavors.  It was a wonderful visit as we talked about the art that inspires us and the desire to share it with others.   

 Saint Anthony of Egypt by Sean Kramer

Saint Anthony of Egypt by Sean Kramer

As my thanks, I would like to share the beauty of their talents with our "Friends of Villa Vigneto Texas".  Please see their fine work at www.ateliersisk.com and seandominickramer.com for viewing or purchase and maybe one day they will return to give a talk or teach their craft to others! 

A Blessed Christmas to all who have visited Villa Vigneto Texas this year.  May your journey through 2018 be filled with Good Health and a Happy Heart.   

Buon Natale!        Suzin Sciabarasi