"Sacre Coeur"... "Sagrado Corazon"...
or Sacred Heart...Milagros ATCs.
Milagros (also known as an ex-voto or dijes)
are religious folk charms that are traditionally used
for healing purposes and as votive offerings
the southern United States,
other areas of Latin America,
as well as
parts of the Iberian peninsula.
They are frequently attached onto altars,
shrines, and sacred objects found in places of worship,
and they are often purchased in churches,
cathedrals or from street vendors.
I am particularly fascinated by the Sacred Heart milagros.
I have a very small collection of these beautiful charms
and they have been crying out for
my drawing attention.
Some that I will draw will be traditional...
others will be from my imagination...I hope you enjoy this
newest "heartventure" of mine.
At the present time none will be for trade.
"The heart has reasons that reason does not understand."
~Jacques Benigne Bossuel