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Tunes for a Monday Morning

This morning, music for a quiet, sleepy, overcast day here at the edge of Dartmoor....

Above, "Lachrimae" by the English composer John Dowland (1563-1626), performed by the great English classical guitarist & lutenist Julian Bream.

Below, "Nocturnal, after John Dowland," by the English composer Benjamin Britten (1913-1976), performed by the Scottish classical guitarist Paul Galbraith.

Next:

"Cantus, in memoriam for Benjamin Britten" by the extraordinary Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, directed by Edward Gardner.

And last...

Just in case you haven't seen it before: "The Art of Jeanie Tomanek," in which Jeanie's goregous paintings are paired with Arvo Pärt's equally gorgeous music.

Jeanie Tomanek is a contemporary mythic artist who lives and works in Georgia, near Atlanta. The music here is "Spiegel im Spiegel," beautifully performed by Sally Maer on cello and Sally Whitwell on piano, both of them based in Australia.


The Dog's Tale

Watching over my person...A series of posts in which Tilly has her say....

I'm filling in for my Person again today to say that while she's away this week, perhaps you might like to amble around and visit our neighbor's studios:

Rima Staines' "The Hermitage"  and Tom Hiron's "Coyopa"

Tom, Rima, Macha and TillyTom, Rima, Macha the lurcher, and me

Sculpture by Wendy FroudAndy Letcher's "The Bosky Man"

Nomi McLeod's "Air and Parchment"

Suzi Crockford: the magic of the natural world

The Art of Virginia Lee

Wendy Froud's "The Realm of Froud"

Elizabeth-Jane Baldry & the Chagford Filmmaking Group

Howard, Wendy, and TillyMy other Person, Wendy, and me

Jason of England, Gold- & Silversmith

Damien and TillyMiriam Boy Hackney's "Silver and Moor"

Damien Hackney's "OakLeaf Jewellry"

Danielle Barlow, Artist

Angharad Barlow's "Sustainable Stylings"

Lunar Hine' journal of art & Dartmoor life

Steve Dooley, Artist

Rex Van Ryn, Comic Artist

Friends of Chagford Library

Damien and me. I love music.

Around the bonfire in Jason & Ruth's fieldSteve, Rima, young Silvie, my other Person, Miriam and me. in Jason & Ruth's field

Tilly sketch by David WyattDavid's sketch of me as a pup.

...and David Wyatt's illustration blog.

I have a great big sloppy crush on David. He tickles my belly just right.

Tilly and David Wyatt David and me ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

By my Person's side

I hope you enjoyed our little ramble.

Now I'm heading back to my Person's side, and I wish you all a good weekend.


The Dog's Tale

Tilly in Nattadon WoodsThe Dog's Tales are a series of post in which Tilly has her say....

My Person is still dealing with some Big Stuff that even I can't help her with, except to see that she gets properly walked twice a day. So I thought I'd step in and leave a post for her. Here's the quote I've chosen for you, which comes from John Grogan's Marley and Me:

"A person can learn a lot from a dog, even a loopy one like ours. Marley taught me about living each day with unbridled exuberance and joy, about seizing the moment and following your heart. He taught me to appreciate the simple things -- a walk in the woods, a fresh snowfall, a nap in a shaft of winter sunlight. And as he grew old and achy, he taught me about optimism in the face of adversity. Mostly, he taught me about friendship and selflessness and, above all else, unwavering loyalty.”

One day at a time, I keep telling my Person. Just one day at a time.

It's a good thing she has me.

"Bubble" by King Creosote & Jon Hopkins, animation directed by Elliot Dear @ Blinkink

My Person will be back on Myth & Moor sometime next week...we hope.


Fairy Tales by Terri Windling

Some little people looking for a good home, at the Interfictions Online fundraising campaign. (And I should add that the print is nicer than the image appears here. It's on heavy paper and almost looks like an original drawing.) Please support the good folks at the Interstial Arts Foundation if you possibly can.

"'Deeper meaning resides in the fairy tales told to me in my childhood than in the truth that is taught by life.'' - Friedrich Schiller