Driving back from Arcos l was so excited to see the Amazing Alexandra del Bene back working on her epic project painting 15 gigantic murals commemorating the quincentennial of the Magellan-Elcano expedition to circumnavigate the world. What a woman.
So, remember Tania? My lovely neighbour and – as it turns out – very artistic friend. Well awhile back she said she wanted to make me a hand painted tile and asked which image I would like. Of course the first thing that occurred to me were the sherry symbols (because if I ever get a tatoo THAT is what it will be) so I mentioned an abanico that was given to me at the last Vinoble in Jerez and sent her a photo. And I mean, just look what she did!
I love the cobalt blue, the addition of the carnations, and all the beautiful detailing.
If you’d like to order your own custom hand-made tile from Tania get in touch with her via Instagram… Ceramica Tania.
Yeah, you all know I’m not religious, but I do love art and beauty and they always come together on celebrations like Corpus Christi in Sevilla. This is the second year the procession has been suspended due to Covid, and I find this is the one I miss the most. I miss getting up way too early to get out there before everyone arrives and walk the route freshly strewn with rosemary and flower petals, and look at all the decorated windows, balconies and altars that line the route.
Anyhow, I’ve been posting my Corpus photos here for many years (have only had to miss 2 or 3) and so, if you’re interested, here’s a link to them… Corpus Christi Sevilla.