Search
Close this search box.

Arts and Crafts

A Rambling Writer Rerun: Crete, part 21: Sacred Symbols and Shrines

A last tour of the Iraklion Museum of Archaeology, with an eye on the artifacts of sacred symbols and shrines. NOTE: Of course, Thor and I had to make another trip to Greece, as he’s fallen as much in love with the islands as I am. This time, in addition to other island-hopping, I wanted

A Rambling Writer Rerun: Crete, part 21: Sacred Symbols and Shrines Read More »

The Rambling Writer recalls Thailand and Lunar New Year Celebrations

Join Thor and me as we celebrate Lunar New Year in Bangkok, starting with traditional Thai dancers. NOTE: “And now for something completely different.” Thor and I made our first trip to Asia — the beautiful country of Thailand.  We were lucky to squeak through the pandemic flight closures in January/February of 2020 as we

The Rambling Writer recalls Thailand and Lunar New Year Celebrations Read More »

A Rambling Writer Rerun: Crete, part 19: Minoan Burial Practices

Join Thor and me as we visit a Minoan cemetery and admire the painted larnakes — earthenware caskets — and grave offerings in museums on Crete. NOTE: Of course, Thor and I had to make another trip to Greece, as he’s fallen as much in love with the islands as I am. This time, in

A Rambling Writer Rerun: Crete, part 19: Minoan Burial Practices Read More »

A Rambling Writer Rerun: Crete, part 17: Iraklion Museum, Architecture & Art

We continue our tour of the fabulous Museum of Archaeology with a focus on architecture, pottery development, and other arts. NOTE: Of course, Thor and I had to make another trip to Greece, as he’s fallen as much in love with the islands as I am. This time, in addition to other island-hopping, I wanted

A Rambling Writer Rerun: Crete, part 17: Iraklion Museum, Architecture & Art Read More »

A Rambling Writer Rerun: Crete, Part 16: Iraklion Museum of Archaeology, Early Minoans

We’re back on Crete, at the world’s finest collection of Minoan artifacts, in the Iraklion museum. We’ll start with the oldest artifacts, from Neolilthic to the early Palatial period. NOTE: Of course, Thor and I had to make another trip to Greece, as he’s fallen as much in love with the islands as I am. This

A Rambling Writer Rerun: Crete, Part 16: Iraklion Museum of Archaeology, Early Minoans Read More »

A Rambling Writer Rerun: Crete, part 9: Ancient Phaistos and Kamares Ware

Thor and I complete our tour of the lovely Phaistos site and admire the distinctive pottery found in the nearby sacred Kamares Cave. NOTE: Of course, Thor and I had to make another trip to Greece, as he’s fallen as much in love with the islands as I am. This time, in addition to other

A Rambling Writer Rerun: Crete, part 9: Ancient Phaistos and Kamares Ware Read More »

Arts_&_Crafts_IV: Ball Boy and Chocolate Man

Pottery: It’s time to be ambitious. (Ball Boy is an author photograph a piece of meso-American pottery from the Harvard Peabody Museum. Chocolate Man is from here.) I’ve been interested in meso-American pottery for the entire last year. I’ve tried various things (see here.) with some success. I decided to actually attempt to replicate some

Arts_&_Crafts_IV: Ball Boy and Chocolate Man Read More »