Madonna of the Veil
Steven and I were at two malls today (whew! A lot). We were
masked, and a few other people were, but we felt we were there
for necessities -- like new shoes because ours are worn out. Still
a mall makes our society's passion for shopping so wildly clear.
And still I realized I missed seeing people -- even overhearing
people arguing, because we have only been to a mall once a
year since the pandemic -- for the holiday season. It was
exciting to see the whole of Toronto -- all different cultures,
and ways of dressing, on parade -- just out shopping.
So I realize that I also miss museums, like the Uffizi in Florence,
that has a room of Botticelli's. Overwhelmingly wonderful.
This Inktober drawing from 2019, celebrates Botticelli. I am
not religious at all, but Florence, Italy made me fall in love
The drawing in no way reflects how amazing the
painting is. I love how Botticelli creates such
beautiful halos, and that they slide over the rest of
the world, taking precedence. Still I had fun doing
the drawing, and I think the care required working
with ink, makes painting seem relatively easy.
Have a loving your life day.