Daily Archives: February 3, 2013

On My Worktable Today

These are the beginnings of some small encaustics. While I’ve been busy over the past few days a) writing my 100 word story for this week’s Friday Fictioneers challenge
b) reading other Fictioneers’ stories c) singing Bach and d) being a housewife, I was determined to make some small progress on my encaustics. Especially, I was determined to get started on my Gelli plate, which I’ve had for about 6 months and not found the time to use. Continue reading

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What Am I Singing Today?

Blute nur, du liebes Herz! from the St Matthew Passion by J S Bach
Written in 1727, the St Matthew Passion is an oratorio setting Chapters 26 & 27 of the Gospel according to Matthew to music. In this aria, the Virgin is beseeching God to spare Jesus from his approaching death on the cross. Moving stuff. Fabulous song. Fabulous rendition by Texan soprano Helen Donath. Continue reading

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