Sunday, September 6, 2020

The Faun


“Me? I’ve had so many names..Old names that only the wind and the trees can pronounce. I am the mountain, the forest and the earth. I am….I am a faun. Your most humble servant, Your Highness”- The Faun, from Pan’s Labyrinth

One of my most favorite movies

Ofelia and the Faun | Horror Amino

Friday, September 4, 2020

Birthday Poem

 a poem for my day of birth

Marwari Horse

 Marwari horses are one of my favorite horse breeds. They are from the Rajasthan area of India, and are known for their extremely pointed, inwardly turned ears. I spent my birthday painting them with ink and tea. 

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Agnès Sorel


Virgin and Child Surrounded by Angels by Jean Fouquet. The right wing of the Melun Diptych features Sorel painted as the Virgin Mary at Charles VII request. Circa 1450

Agnès Sorel (1422 – 9 February 1450) was the first officially recognized royal mistress of the European Courts. She was the mistress of King Charles VII of France. She became incredibly powerful, gaining Charles favor after bringing him out of a great depression. She popularized low cut gowns at court, which saw women's breasts basically falling out of their dress. People both imitated her and scorned her at the same time. She met Charles when she was 20 or 21, and died in 1450. Initially it was believed she died of dysentery, but it was later found out as science developed that she had died of poisoning. But was it one of her many enemies at court, who hated her political influence over the king, or was it due to the makeup that she wore. At the time, makeup worn by women contained a myriad of toxic ingredients. She was referred to as the Dame de beauté (Lady of Beauty). 

Friday, August 21, 2020

Monsterous Fish

I took a photo of the image of the 'monsterous fish' seen and described at the link above when I visited the National Library of Wales when I stayed in Aberystwyth. A photo of the pamphlet was featured on an interactive display, and I took a photo of it to remind myself to look up later. Something I tend to do when I visit museums. Something I also tend to do when I do this is to not look up the things I photograph when I get home.

 Tonight I was looking at the library website, and stumbled upon the entry for the pamphlet! I was happy to be reunited with it again.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

The Cabin Under the Mountain and Beside the Lake


The Cabin Under the Mountain and Beside the Lake

Inspired by this photo I took of Tryfan in Snowdonia.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Sardinian Traditional Dress

I am very into these Sardinian Traditional Outfits. Instead of having one outfit for the entire island, each village/community has their own variation. Such colors and textures. Lace and ribbons.