Monday, May 6, 2013
Some really grainy photos but these flowers were EVER so easy to make. A bouquet of a dozen while I re-watched Amelie. I used a newsprint type of card stock with handmade paper for the center.
Here are the directions that I (sorta) followed at Brit + Co. I'm going to make another dozen, smaller size, in brighter colors.
My tables recently got their second coat of varnish and (my) people seem to like the way they turned out.
Famille de Canard
Raining heavy to-day but the ducks went grocery shopping anyway.
I hope things are ducky over in your piece of the world.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
FIRENZE, BAIE DES ANGES
Amid the towers and domes
of Renaissance Florentia
a kind of seduction
stripping away clothes
until only bared, burning eyes remain.
The city that changed the course
of art history,
with her soaring frescoes and Medici hallways,
into one of David’s stone slaves.
Mornings come and go,
with Santa Maria del Fiore’s
green and pink marble panels glimmering,
sculpted with practiced hands
rubbing chains free and
my heart fresh again.
Like Brunelleschi crowned
the dome with a lantern
ecstasy and joy
shining through the stained glass head
of my body
enshrine me here,
on this spot
where Saint Reparata
was saved by a shower,
only to be blown along the bay
by the breath of angels.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
a practice piece
swimming in the empty Sea
the ships put out
and are lost amid
a wash of turquoise color
then colorless moon over the Sea.
The news that Lady Thatcher died reminded me of what a strong voice she had and how much I admired her tenacity and gumption. News reports say "The Queen has consented that Baroness Thatcher will have a
Ceremonial funeral, at St. Paul's Cathedral, with full military honors." A fitting ending for the Iron Lady. I realize many Britons didn't hold her in the high esteem I feel but she seemed to do her best. And after all is said and done isn't that what we want people to think about us? She tried.
One of the books that I'm currently reading is "Madness, Mayhem, and the Rebirth of the British Monarchy: Shooting Victoria" by Paul Thomas Murphy. Queen Victoria reigned for over 60 years, and during that time, at least eight attempts were made on her life. Through it all Victoria's wit and strength endured.
"It is worth being shot at to see how much one is loved."
Spring has blossomed in my neck of the wood. 80 degrees and splendidly sunny today.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Friday, March 22, 2013
Ooh-la-la. Disney does Paris in a sup-ah cute cartoon with a sweet little teal colored scooter that would be so fun to have, don't you think?
Croissant de Triomphe on Disney Video
Faces. The gallery grows...
My Holy Men
4.5" X 6.5"