Bohemian memento

As a lacemaker, who thinks and creates mostly in monochrome, two-dimensional plane, I am always totally amazed how classical music fills the entire space with colours and emotions, and how masterfully it evokes memories and conveys love…

Music, like all other creations, starts as an idea in the head of a single man, who despite all odds, puts it on lined paper to record it for himself, others, and sometimes for posterity. Played by a group of people with curious instruments who have forsaken well paid careers to play notes, the music becomes alive and has the power to move men and mountains. When the sound dissolves into waves which will keep traveling to the edge of the universe, those men – and mountains – will never be the same…

I feel so priviledged to live in times when culture is abundant and great classical musical performances  are available either live or recorded. I find a lot of pleasure and inspiration in them.

This month, we are remembering birthdays of several musical geniuses, including two of my favourite Czech (Bohemian) composers: 

Vítězslav Novák, born December 5, 1870 – 

Bohuslav Martinů, born December 8, 1890 – ∞

According to my understanding of life and death, they became immortal…

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Humbly, I offer an image of one of my early works,  called in the Czech language “Mezi nebem a zemí”. It  by no means compares to the towering art of my birth country compatriots, but at least it expresses a little bit what music means to that small nation in the middle of Europe.

 

4 Comments on “Bohemian memento

  1. Gracias!!! Bellísimo tu encaje, pero lo que dices, tiene una armonía y un sentimiento,que conmueve hasta el alma!!!! Admiro tu espíritu, tu expresión, y tu habilidad. Que tengas un año pleno de buenos logros!! María del Carmen.

    Te deseo Toda la belleza, la armonía y los afectos, para este año que se inicia

    Google Translate:
    Thank you!!! Your lace is beautiful, but what you say has a harmony and a feeling that moves even the soul! I admire your spirit, your expression, and your ability. Have a year full of good achievements!
    I wish you all the beauty, harmony and affection, for this year that begins
    Maria del Carmen.

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    • Thank you, Maria! We all need to find beauty and harmony in order to heal, and I think this year we realized it more than before.
      Art can do it – music, poetry, visual arts, and lace as well… I wish that it will all bounce back next year to help the world to recover and renew.

      Google translate:
      ¡Gracias, María! Todos necesitamos encontrar la belleza y la armonía para sanar, y creo que este año nos dimos cuenta más que antes.
      El arte puede hacerlo: la música, la poesía, las artes visuales y el encaje también … Deseo que todo se recupere el próximo año para ayudar al mundo a recuperarse y renovarse.

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  2. Lenka, this is absolutely beautiful!! Thanks for sharing it with us. Kind regards

    On Sun, Dec 6, 2020 at 4:12 AM Lenka’s Way of Lace wrote:

    > WAYofLACE posted: “As a lacemaker, who thinks and creates mostly in > monochrome two-dimensional space, I am always totally amazed how classical > music fills the entire space with colours and emotions, and how masterfully > it evokes memories and conveys love… Music, like all ot” >

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