My reflection in the 'water droplets' on Serendipity's lower pane. The story behind Serendipity (depicted in the ten minute video) took place largely in Salybia where the river meets the sea. Hence the water droplet symbolism.
Serendipity in her corner of the studio. The photo doesn't do justice, but gives an idea.
The simple sign in Studio which invited visitors to slip their names and contact info into the mailbox provided, to win the chance to be one of two random people
selected (to be among six of my in-studio dinner guests). The winners were Susie D and Carole Anne F.
The feeling of the Studio at night with Serendipity (in the corner), candles, incense, etc. was very soothing (if I must say so myself). Among other things, those who experienced it described it as 'welcoming', 'oasis-like', 'magical', 'like coming home'. The blue square glow on the floor is the TV (for showing the video) and the other window with the four panes is not a lamp that I've started yet. I just lit it up and used it to hang the mailbox on. It's amazing how many people walked into the studio on Thursday and, upon seeing the word 'Serendipity' said: "That's my favourite word!" One even said he had 'Serendipity' as one of his pastimes on his resume.
This is the table on the Saturday, before the guests arrived for dinner. The room has a different feel during the night (as you can see in the above photo). Once darkness fell it took on a warm, cosy glow.
Serendipity's top pane reflecting the yellow flowers offered by the Baptists to the river and the blood merging with the water
. Even though Serendipity was a small lamp, her presence was large. The studio feels totally different (almost empty) now that Ser is gone.
I now shift my focus to The Enchanted Forest, the third commissioned window lamp, currently in progress.
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