Saturday, February 02, 2019

Friday, February 01, 2019

πŸ•―It has begun!πŸ•―

Candlemas is Saturday, but I started the candle making process tonight!  YEAH!  I am loving this!

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Detail of an artist's rendering of a Mercedes-Benz V12 engine

Eric von Hove, of Belgium
     Made with the help of 43 Moroccan artisans, and including yellow copper, nickle-plated copper, 
     mother of pearl, white cedar wood, silver, forged iron, recycled aluminum, cow bone and more.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Tolkien-esque Doors!

Hanover NH, by Dartmouth College

Monday, January 28, 2019


Let me keep company always with those who say
"Look!" and laugh in astonishment,
and bow their heads. ~ Mary Oliver
As you know, each year on Candlemas (Feb 2nd) I melt down a year's worth of altar candle stubs and spend the day hand-dipping candles. This weekend I went to pick up a boxful of stubs from the church that saves them for me, and was delighted and amazed to find six boxes of candles waiting for me!! (See photos!) I stood there in wonder, amazement, grateful astonishment! I am still reverberating with awe! Joy!
Recently, the altar guild directress was clearing out the storage closet and found 5 boxes of old candles tucked in the back. As they are yellow beeswax, the church had long ago decided not to use them, favouring the usual liturgical white candles (like the stubs). But these are 51% beeswax and excellent quality, and there are dozens of them in each box!!!  I'm not sure I can bear to melt them down (at least not all), so I may dip some into various colours of wax, and simply hand decorate others. Along with the 5 boxes was a box of stubs, and on top of the stack was a box with candle decorating wax! That's timely, as soon I will be hand decorating the church's new Paschal Candle.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Happy Sunday