Tuesday, 30 September 2008

To bead or not to bead

I am having big trouble with this year's Bead Journal Project. I am amazed that just musing about 3 colours, I get to visit powerful archetypes and uncomfortable emotions. My theme of the month is love, my piece is entitled "That old black magic"...

Anyways, I have heard interesting news today. Near the town of Toulouse, there is a church in which you find a Black Virgin Mary with child, la Vierge Noire of Notre-Dame de Daurade. This statue is adorned with clothes, and she is supposed to help especially pregnant women, mothers, and people affected by floods and fires.

A few days ago the Society for the Protection of the Statue, APPD, has asked famous stylists to design new clothes for the Black Virgin (Sonia Rykiel, Christian Lacroix, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Paco Rabanne, Prada, Gucci...). Saddly enough, they haven't responded yet.

Anybody interested ?

Here is a link to her old dresses. And here is another link more general (in French).

Little hearts given to the Black Virgin

3 comments:

Tally said...

Beautiful theme of the month, Hélène.

Those cute hearts at the end of your post close the circle of your writing.
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Tally

KV said...

This was a fascinating post, Helene. Gosh, I sure hope they find someone to make some new dainties for this statue . . .


Kathy V in NM

Hélène H said...

Yes, me too, Kathy. I was surprised to learn that some catholic statues were dressed just like hindu statues.

Tally, I do think a lot about the heart at the moment.