Holding to the traditional characteristics of the Virgin Mary and translating them to a Forest Goddess was easy, because to me the two are One with other icons of Divine Feminine and All of them hold the same energy of peace and protection. Making the connection with Our Lady of Bethlehem and Mother Nature/Our Lady Creatrix of the Universe, is no different from other images in the Buddhist tradition such as Tara or Kuan Yin, which represent the unconditional form of love, protection and compassion for all beings.
I had to create something softer and positive for this coming week.
She is adorned with beads, spiral shells, carved birds and soft yarn, supported with white birch twigs, her sweet face was handcrafted with polymer clay. She holds a small moon symbolic of protection. She has a loop on her back for easy display on your wall.