I need to dig out my holiday photos from Palermo a few years ago, but here’s a cheat: web photos of the amazing Oratorio Di Santa Zita. Whipped cream a go-go.
Feathers, fur, jewels, clay, lace, brocade, wool.
Light and dark and mottled.
All photos February 2017 from the Burberry Maker’s House, a display of their new collection (a fantasy of capes and cloaks) amongst some of Henry Moore’s most luscious bronzes and a tempting array of fruits and cake.
Time for a notebook and pencil
A lovely feast, poised exactly between the winter and spring solstices, and a time of hope. It is also 40 days after Christmas, and is therefore the mirror feast of Pentecost, in this case for the presentation of Christ in the Temple (the prophetic word arriving in the sanctuary), rather than the flaming Spirit descending on earth (God’s revelation shared with and through us all).
These photos were taken in the dark of the week before Christmas, in Salisbury Cathedral. The installation of giant paper peonies and roses was suspended behind the high altar in a candlelit space, lavender oil scenting the air, and above duvets and pillows laid out so that visitors could rest and look at the ceiling. It is one of the most magical and peaceful things I’ve seen, and again had a dual twist of blossom/snowfall and the spirit at Pentecost.
All photos by me, December 2016.
New subway, photos January 2017.
Morning all! Time to get up and out there with Cathy Kwan, an exciting illustrator and artist in my neck of the woods, whose work I came across in The E-list magazine.
The image comes from the Tumblr feed of Cathy’s agent Bernstein & Andriulli, and Cathy’s own website is here.
Fully how I intend to be today, turban most definitely included. Loveliness from the Callot Soeurs, 1926, via Pinterest.