This month’s focus is Saints. Today I chose to paint Elizabeth Ann Seton. She is the patron saint of many causes, one of them being the death of children.

As a mother, I have never been so traumatized, horrified and devastated as I was the day I watched the massacre at Sandy Hook unfold. I still cannot comprehend the loss, how can anyone? I’m not an overly religious person, but I can only hope someone welcomed these angels into heaven. I am also very grateful that I can express my feelings through my artwork. My tears are truly in this painting.