Thursday, 20 August 2015

Little lamb, who made thee?

In the photos of yesterday’s post, there’s something beautiful you can’t see. I had to wait until night to show you properly.

Our Alice is a stained glass artist, and up above the door, in a deeply recessed internal window, she has set this panel she made.  This is what it look like from inside my room.





In her mind, as she was making it, was John Taverner’s setting of William Blake’s poem about the lamb, from his Songs of innocence and Experience.


When the light’s on inside the room, and the hallway is in darkness, this is what it looks like from outside.


15 comments:

daisyanon said...

Beautiful!

Pen Wilcock said...

Thank you - I think so too. A house with two or three internal windows is a very happy combination with a stained glass artist!

At the other end of the passage, opposite the door of my room, is the internal window for the bathroom, with the panel she made, that I wrote about here:
http://kindredofthequietway.blogspot.co.uk/2011/12/oh-wow-oh-glory-oh-total-gobsmacking.html

Patricia Yandell said...

I just love John Taverner's setting of "Little lamb who made thee". The choir sings it at Winchester Cathedral as part of the Carol Service. The choir is (for this) in the centre of the Cathedral not in the Choir. It send goose bumps down my spine. I would go just to hear this.

Pen Wilcock said...

How lovely!

Suze said...

What a truly beautiful piece of work and a splendid gift of love.

Pen Wilcock said...

:0) xx

Amy said...

A devoted but silent follower...until now:-) What a beautiful soothing piece. A gift to have such a talented child. In my home there are several stained glass windows and other bits I have picked up or been given over the years. The morning and evening light thru them is a balm. I grew up in a little country church that boasted the most glorious stained glass windows. Gazing at them provided hours of relief from the boredom of tedious sermons... for a little girl who did not understand the minister's God. My God looked more like those windows...one who was ..Glorious...Beautiful..Kind..Love..Mysterious...

Pen Wilcock said...

Hi Amy - yes, in my childhood, I also loved the stained glass in church.

:0)

xx

Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

That is absolutely stunning!

Pen Wilcock said...

Every day I feel so conscious of the privilege of sharing a home with designers and makers. It's a very happy thing.

xx

Julie B. said...

What a treasure in many ways... xoxo

Deborah said...

I love the blue glass :-D

Pen Wilcock said...

Julie B - yes, indeed xx

Debs - my friend Margery, who was a stained glass artist, said that by clever juxtaposition of colours. you can make each colour sing, and that colours in glass are liveliest when they are facing the right light direction. This panel is opposite a window facing north, which is a very good light for blue, and the association of the different hues, all very intense, brings out their vibrancy, giving them depth and meaning rather than garishness. Those blues are so beautiful, I agree. xx

Deborah said...

I didn't know that, it's really interesting. :-) Blue makes my heart happy :-D

Pen Wilcock said...

:0) xx