Bet You’ve Never Heard Anyone Say This September 15, 2008 by WendyB I’m so excited to read my new book, Women in Purple: Rulers of Medieval Byzantium! (What’s Byzantium? Click here for info.) You might also like The King Is Dead. Long Live the King.Eat It, Huckers!Book Club: Empress Matilda, Part I
Looking forward to your thoughts about this book.
It sounds like a good read. Byzantine art is so beautiful, especially the mosaics. I wonder if this will inspire additional pieces for the Vivat Regina collection in the near future? =)
pistols at dawn says
I hope it’s got 700 pages on triptychs of dour-eyed saints!
Are you looking for inspiration for some more amazing women to showcase in your jewelery designs? That was one of the (many) pleasures of browsing your collection – learning about the women they are inspired by!
You are such a geek and it’s awesome.
Oh, I can’t wait to see the jewelry ideas that come out of this one!
La Belette Rouge says
I smell a book report and some new antiquity inspired jewelry. And, it smells Byzantastic.
PAD, we can only hope I will be that lucky.
Other peeps, yep, it’s for jewelry inspiration and book reporting.
Grant Miller says
Oh right. This is Alice Walker’s sequel to “The Color Purple.”
Cool!!! I love history books of all sorts. I find that books for my age tend to be “Romance Novels” where the heroine is really annoying. So I read non-fiction instead! I know that NieNie has taken priority over rolled-up jeans, but being the impatient person that I am, what’s the word?
Jill Sherman says
sure as hell beats men in purple. (if i had a dollar for every prince ‘purple rain’ parody on comedy central…)
the iron chic says
Sounds like some light Fall reading!
Kira Fashion says
It seems to be very interesting!
KD, I’m still experimenting, but you’ll see something soon, I promise!
You’re right. I never heard anyone say THAT before about that kind of book.
Sharon Rose says
Hi there-when I was in my postcard art collecting phase, I picked up some Byzantine Art postcards, this era and Art is beautiful!! Some great inspiration, I reckon!!
Make Do and Mend says
Now the inspiration and outcome are to be looked forward to!
PS I’m officially obsessed by the wolf earrings so have set up savings fund to get the little critters.
Songy, I don’t do something new right after reading a book, usually. I just file away the information in my mind and wait till I am inspired. I have lots of queens who I know I will do something for, but the piece hasn’t really come together for me yet.
I cannot wait to see your review on this one.