¿Something more typical and traditional than a fan?. Essential garment in the south. It serves as a complement and is practical for hot nights and days. A portable and ecological air conditioning.
This year we propose some practically eternal flowers. Whether a scarf, a fan (together or separately) is an insurmountable option.
The origins of Valentine’s Day are not clear but many sources believe that it stems from the story of St Valentine, a Roman priest who was martyred on or around February 14 in the year 270 CE. How he became the patron saint of lovers remains a mystery but one theory is that the church used the day of St Valentine’s martyrdom to Christianize the old Roman Lupercalia, a pagan festival held around the middle of February.
The ancient ceremony included putting girls’ names in a box and letting the boys draw them out. Couples would then be paired off until the following year. The Christian church substituted saints’ names for girls’ names in hope that the participant would model his life after the saint whose name he drew. However, it was once again girls’ names that ended up in the box by the 16th century.
Eventually the custom of sending anonymous cards or messages to those whom one admired became the accepted way of celebrating Valentine’s Day. There was an increase in interest in Valentine’s Day, first in the United States and then in Canada, in the mid-19th century. Early versions of Valentine cards fashioned of satin and lace and ornamented with flowers, ribbons, and images of cupids or birds appeared in England in the 1880s.
As many of you know I usually alternate the painting on silk with watercolor. They are my two great passions.
And today I want to invite you to the inauguration of the exhibition to which I have been invited as a participant. It will be the eighth edition of the autumn exhibition of the Association of Plastic Artists of Alhaurin de la Torre
Little by little, it seems that my watercolors are also known and claimed.
The good thing about being a craftsman is that sometimes you get requests that make you rethink things. Accustomed to the traditional scarves and handkerchiefs of painted silk, as well as lately the Silk hand-fans, when you get a man asking if you can make a handkerchief according to its design, it fills you with joy. And if you’re also satisfied with what’s done more.
The assignment was to make a pair of pocket-size handkerchiefs with the drawing of a paper bow tie to go elegant to a wedding. And you’ve been so kind to have sent me a picture, with the. The second was carried by his partner as a coordinated hair.