I haven’t had many Easters away from family, and I must say it feels kind of weird. So I’m filling the weekend with the next best things: Friends and Art (which also gets a capital letter)!
This morning i woke up early after a night of artsing around and indulged in my urge to go to Easter mass at the cathedral. Yah, weird for me, I know, since despite a very catholic upbringing, I’m not religious at all as an adult. But when the Strasbourg cathedral tells you anything, you listen, so I went.
Of course it was gorgeous and the priest even spoke french (I suspected he might speak Latin because the cathedral is intense like that). After I wandered. Outside, there were plenty of artists doing portraits and caricatures. A crowd gathered around one who was particularly skilled and who put on a good show, marking the page with swift, confident gestures. I moved to the side of the monument toward the Palais Rohan. Things quieted down as I emerged from the crowd’s echoes previously contained by the cathedral’s towering facade and the half-timbered houses.
There I found (comfortably) cagged bunnies, chickens and roosters… So cute! I followed the masses further, and stepped into the Musée de l’Oeuvre Notre-Dame. There I found a gorgeous book of the Gallery of Prints and Drawings’ collection. I couldn’t resist, brought it home and I’ve been drawing from it all afternoon. There’s just such beautiful linework! Many would make gorgeous tattoos… just sayin’…
Well, that’s all folks! Happy Easter and a Joyeuses Pâques!