a compendium of musings and rants from Alison Beightol, who is old enough to know better.
Saturday, July 10, 2010
meanwhile...stuck at home
isn't that lovely? I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE old (17th to early 18th c.) gravestones. I have a book about them and I have just about worn it out because I am constantly looking through it. I love the primitive art and decoration of them and the symbology of the motifs. sigh. one day I am going to the north east and making my own gravestone rubbings of these treasures so I can frame them and display them. I'm drawn to this angel in particular. don't know why but I am.
last night I must have looked through databases of old gravestones for hours. I am coming down with a dreaded summer cold and am kind of stuck at home. 2 of my friends are at conventions and loving them so I am sending happy karma their way. each deserves the awesome time they are having. hearing their stories made me want to go to dragon con again but alas it is the weekend of the triathlon in september and since I am registered, I am committed to swim, bike and run. which will be equally awesome but in a different way.