Tuesday, August 6, 2013

"Maria Pia"


Hand-crochet covered giant ceramic bee by Joana Vasconcelos at the Queen's bedroom 
Ajuda National Palace, Lisbon

23 comments:

Kate said...

A very ornate setting; wonder what it felt like to sleep in that room?!

Hilde said...

how wonderful!!!
grtz, Hilde

Cezar and Léia said...

Adoro! Joana é muito talentosa!
Léia

Linda said...

Wow, beautiful and creative.

Tanya Breese said...

oh wow, that is so neat!

Lowell said...

You say "Maria Pia," I say "Mama Mia!"

This takes "ornate" into a whole other world! Who would hand-crochet a giant bee? Better yet, "Why?" :)

Very dramatic, for sure. But I can't imagine one would get much sleep with such a thing hovering about.

Especially if you had your "honey" with you! :)

Lowell said...

BTW, thanks a lot for that post yesterday. I want you to know I was singing and humming "...and the band played on" all day and Lois, too! Sheesh! :)

TexWisGirl said...

how unique!

Sylvia K said...

That is fantastic and so creative indeed! Don't know how I'd feel with a bee that large in my bedroom, but then I'm not a queen!!! Great post as always, JM!

Sharon said...

Hmmm...giant bees in the bedroom, not something I would enjoy. In fact I think it might spur some nightmares.
Loved your story about the trip to Egypt. It does sound like you had quite an experience.

VP said...

I do not like most of her work, but can't help admiring her fantasy and creativity!

Karl Demetz said...

That's nice, but a bit too big for my bedroom :)

RedPat said...

Love that rich room and the bee!

orvokki said...

Hmmm ... I don't want it to my bedroom :)

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Crochet? Wow! Takes yarn bombing to a completely different level. This is no doubt a queen bee, right? haha. BTW, thanks for the tip on ROA; I see what you mean.

Marleen said...

Eye catching!

cieldequimper said...

Love the bee and the bedroom though I'm not sure I'd want to sleep in there! :-)

LOLfromPasa said...

What a combination! Super shot and rather unusual content, I would have to say.

Randy said...

I am always amazed by what people like when it comes to art.

Petrea Burchard said...

I love it! Mostly I love the room.

Joan Elizabeth said...

What an odd setting ... makes it more fascinating.

Arija said...

The blue bee is much more my style for a restful bedroom rather than the queen's sumptuous yet sombre black and gold.

Laura. M said...

Exquisito lujo!!