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


Tally said...

Beautiful theme of the month, Hélène.

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

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.