First Night Design | Una Logia Privada #Art

First Night Design

Una Logia Privada © Sarah Vernon Una Logia Privada © Sarah Vernon

loggia |ˈʊdʒə, ˈlɒ-, -dʒɪə|
a gallery or room with one or more open sides, especially one that forms part of a house and has one side open to the garden.

ORIGIN mid 18th cent.: from Italian, ‘lodge’.

My starting point was a photograph of the covered patio attached to one of the houses belonging to Charlotte Hunnewell Sorchan, Turtle Bay Gardens, 228 East 48 Street, New York.  In 1919, Miss Sorchan bought several dilapidated brownstone houses along East 49th and East 48th Street that dated from the 1860s, and renovated them.

Charlotte Hunnewell Sorchan house, Turtle Bay Gardens, 228 East 48 Street, New York, New York. (LOC) Johnston, Frances Benjamin,, 1864-1952,, photographer.   [Charlotte Hunnewell Sorchan house, Turtle Bay Gardens, 228 East 48 Street, New York, New York. Loggia]Charlotte Hunnewell Sorchan house, Turtle Bay Gardens, 228 East 48 Street, New York, New York.

The photograph was taken by Frances Benjamin (1864-1952). As soon as I saw it in the Library of Congress’s Flickr stream, I imagined it…

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First Night Design | ‘And let me see thee in thy women’s weeds.’

First Night Design

Viola Translated © Sarah VernonViola Translated © Sarah Vernon

Take a black and white scan of actress Miss Lillah McCarthy (1875–1960) as Viola in Twelfth Night (1912) from an issue of Play Pictorial in my theatre collection. Throw on some magic in the form of textures by 2 Lil’ Owls (Owls Beguiling-18, 2LO – Crackle 11, and 2LO Confetti 6 along with a Cretan seascape photograph shot from on board a fishing boat,  plus a texture from Angie Makes (bluewatercolor), and Viola is transformed, translated. I’m thinking of Quince to Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (’Thou art translated’, Act 3, Scene 1) when I use this word in the title.

Portrait of Lillah McCarthy by Ambrose McEvoy, circa 1920Portrait of Lillah McCarthy by Ambrose McEvoy, circa 1920

Miss Lillah McCarthy was the first wife of the playwright Harley Granville Barker, thrown over for a rich second wife. She created the role of Ann in George Bernard Shaw’s Man and Superman, among…

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Wo liegt das Problem?

Just love cats Doru – I am back sorted 🙂


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Storia illustrata

Storia illustrata

Storia illustrata

Patience is that the heart does not feel anger towards that which is destined and that the mouth does not complain. Imam Ibn Qayyim al-Jawiyyah (rahimahullah)

Lovely post Semra 🙂




When things get tough just remember:
(1) This life is a test and Allah is testing us,
(2) This dunya is very short and then comes the Day of Judgement,
(3) Remember the trials of the Prophets, Shahabas, Scholars, and have patience,
(4) With patience comes immense reward.
(5) Death is at our doorstep and what really matters is if you obeyed Allaah’s commands or not.
(6) For the pious, Jannah will be there final home.

İşler zorlaştı mı, unutma ki:
(1) Bu hayat bir sınavdır ve Allah bizi sınıyor.
(2) Bu dünya hayatı çok kısadır ve hesap günü gelecektir.
(3) Peygamberlerin sahabelerin ve alimlerinde çile çektiklerini unutma ve sabret.
(4) Sabrın karşılığında çok büyük mükafat vardır.
(5) Ölüm bir adım ötemizdedir ve önemli olan Allah’ın emirlerine itaat edip etmediğimizdir.
(6) Takva ehlinin en son gideceği yer Cennet olacaktır.


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