Rose Santuci-Sofranko, Western New York Member Since August 2009 Artist Statement I am a woman in love with all that our Lord created: People, Nature, Purity, and all Goodness. Since I am unable to create as He has, I strive to capture the beauty of the world around me with my camera, and also through other art forms such as pen & ink drawing, painting, etc... I also enjoy Calligraphy, Origami, Paper Cutting and other crafts.
I am a devout Roman Catholic who loves attending daily Mass with my Husband, and receiving and adoring, our Eucharistic Lord. Thank you God for all this beauty which you share with us everyday!
I have 2 Online stores that feature my photography on a variety of items: Clothing (T-Shirts, Jackets, Baby Onsies, etc...), Mugs, Mousepads, Buttons, Stickers, Cards, Hats, Clocks, Aprons, Coasters, Teddy Bears and more,
My store with Virtuous Planet (a Catholic/Christian run site) is at:
There are over 550 different photos and computer generated pictures of mine.
My other store with CafePress (a Secular site) is at:
There are many different sub-categories that are easily accessibly by the links on the lefthand sidebar.
And finally I have 3 Photography & Prayer Books which I self-published. Buying them will help donate money to Life Affirming Charities like St. Luke's Mission of Mercy in the heart of Buffalo, NY which helps the poor and homeless.
The 1st Book is "Joyful Jewels":
"JOYFUL JEWELS" combines over 70 full-color photos of God's beautiful creation of flowers, combined with heartfelt meditations on the Joyful Mysteries of The Rosary (written by my father who led the daily Rosary at Church for 10+ years). ------------------------------------
The 2nd book I created was "Works of Mercy" to raise money for the Poor and Homeless.
100% OF OUR PROFITS* FROM ALL SALES THROUGH OUR "STOREFRONT" WILL GO TO HELP THE POOR, HOMELESS, AND YOUNG SERVED BY ST. LUKE'S MISSION OF MERCY. "Works of Mercy" is an eclectic mix of Artistic and Literary works from 15 artists, brought together in collaboration to help raise money for charity. There are: 35 (8x10) lovely frameable Prints, 15 touching Poems (11 of which are 8x10 and frameable as well), 3 moving Essays, and several beautiful prayers, in "Works of Mercy". Why not buy 2 copies? One to keep as a book, and one to remove the prints and frame them? The money goes to a wonderful cause, so, you can't go wrong! (*Profits being the amount above and beyond Lulu's small commission and their binding & printing costs)
The 3rd Book is "Rose's for our Lord and Lady":
Touching meditations on the 20 Mysteries of The Rosary paired with over 100 lovely photographs. The Joyful, Sorrowful, and Glorious Meditations were written by my father, Robert Santuci. He used them when he led the Rosary daily at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Hamburg, NY. The Luminous Meditations were written by me. In honour of my father Robert, and my mother Anna (who both went to their eternal reward in 2004 after 50 years of Marriage) a portion of all profits from the sale of this book will go to Life-Affirming Charities. There are many photos of local WNY Churches and Natural Wonders in this book, as well as many other lovely photographs.