Are you tired yet at looking at only Wordless Wednesdays
here? I am! Summer is very busy around these parts with kid excursions, camps, travel and all other things that summer with children entails... But now it's back to the school routine, the after-school routine and back-to-the-studio routine. Woo hooo!!! As much as I enjoy planned and not, spur-of-a-moment and crazy activities of summer, I also love the dependability of routine.
So back to our regularly scheduled programming here, aside from WW
. I have a few blog posts planned to share some delightful sights that I saw over the summer and I'll also fill you in on the goings on in my studio.
If you are ever in upstate NY, north of Albany, I highly recommend a visit to this little gem of a museum
. Located on the grounds of the Russian Orthodox Holy Trinity Monastery
, (which makes you feel as though you are in the Russian countryside) it's actually geared toward the non-Russian speaking visitor. The museum contains wonderful artifacts of representing four centuries of books and art in Russia. I thought I'd share with you the few that really captured my attention.
|a detail from the Book of Gospels circa 1575...handwritten....|
|Book of the Twelve Great Feasts from 1825, also handwritten...|
|Gold-work detail from a Regimental Standard 1875|
|more gold-work from the Standard|
|Gorgeous cover of a book titled The Tzar's Hunt 1896|
|detail of gold-work from an Epigonation from the late 20th century|
|exquisite gold-work on a Shroud from the late 19th century|
Hope you enjoyed this little tour of Russian history..