I’m making lists, lots of lists. And plans, lots of plans. This is either a further example of procrastination, or good things are about to happen.
Enjoy this week’s links.
> If you’re anywhere near Nelson B.C. over the next few days, then you should totally go and check out the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival. It’s the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival for goodness sake. I mean come on. How did the mountain get its name? Does it look like an elephant? Did an elephant once wander around and… yeah, my internet searches proved inconclusive. Anyway, this year’s theme is Intersections. The agenda promises to explore ‘what happens in the crucible of the imagination. What factors converge to produce inspiration, creativity, and productivity? Appreciate what happens when different literary geographies and perspectives meet’
> The brilliant prints of Yelena Bryksenkova. I can’t decide between walk your elephant, cat nap, bedroom or rainy day. What, get them all I hear you say and hope the Other Half doesn’t notice? Hee hee
> The Chapelle du Rosaire in Vence. It was designed by Henri Matisse who called it his masterpiece. He ‘drew up the plans for the edifice and all the details of its decoration’ – ceramics, stained glass windows, ornaments, and paintings. The chapel is famed for its stained glass windows. ‘There are three sets of stained glass windows, all using just three colours: an intense yellow for the sun, an intense green for the vegetation and cactus forms, and a vivid blue for the Mediterranean Sea, the Riviera sky and the Madonna’ (source: Monica Arellano-Ongpin)
> A first. A computer convinced human judges that it was actually a 13-year-old Ukrainian boy. Should we be scared?
> This is a real book