First, I am glad to report that Gammarelli is ready to ship our new processional canopy, and we will have it in time for Corpus Christi. It will match our white Pontifical Mass set. Here are some shots of the guys playing with it before boxing it up.
Hmmm… I must get in touch right away with La Lame in NYC about appropriate appliqués.
Today a priest friend and I went to the Detroit Institute of Art. The Star Wars exhibit is now open. Obi-Wan’s gear…
What Chewy might have looked like…. whew.
Ooops… that was Federico, Prince of Urbino at 18 months old.
This, however, is from Star Wars…
The detail and textures are simply amazing.
And the concept for the opening credits… notice anything?
And, just so that you don’t think that we spent the entire time in there, here is a magnificent French ivory. Read it from the bottom up, left to right on each level. Each box has two scenes, and they magnificently blend against each other. Note in the first panel, the lovely S curves, typical to French Gothic. I loaded a large image so you might be able to click it for a new tab and see it larger.
Wow, right? What a happy lexicon of images, also like poetry.
And speaking of multiple images, there was a good display of tobacco baseball cards, an entire series for 1909-11.
Yes, they had a Honus Wagner, in another case. Here are a few highlights… passing over Ty Cobb and Christy Mathewson and Cy Young.
I wonder who will pick up on these guys…
That last bit was for a friend who is a bit of a Cubs fab. Eamus Catuli.
And these houses are just around the corner from where I am presently writing. There are blocks and block and blocks like this in every direction.