BACK TO NATURE...& blogging*

hellooo... it's
been wayyy...
too loooooong...... BUT,

I'm baaaaaack darlings!
And today is my birthday...
turning sweet-sixteen!!!
( yeah right...and my 'real' name is LENORENEVERMORE hee*)




this fashion photography
reminded me of the classic
painting by Caravaggio...
Bacchus by Caravaggio ~circa 1595
"...told ya! "
...Caravaggio [1571 – 1610] was notorious for his reckless private life and his provocative nature as a painter. His paintings today are still alive with the high drama of his days and the stories he portrayed. Once the Church asked Caravaggio to paint a Madonna(...NOT ex Mrs Guy Ritchie! but the Jesus' mommy dearest!). When he finished the painting the Church would not accept it. They said the Madonna has no decorum as she is not wearing any sandals and besides he used prostitutes for his models... But Caravaggio was not perturbed he said 'It does not matter if the Church does not want my painting. I shall put it on the streets and let the people decide for themselves'. The people just went wild about his paintings. What continues to hold our attention is the work itself which in its time represented the culmination of technical innovations begun 200 years earlier in the Renaissance. The art of representation has never surpassed the best of Caravaggio's work and it towered over the work of his contemporaries in a way that sent shock waves throughout Europe waves that are felt to this day...
- Pics : Mash Design (via Joanna Goddard), Numero & Vogue Homme Japan - Click here for more on Caravaggio


Diana said...

i saw these invites! how crazy are they!

Sal said...

Well, welcome back, beautiful. And my gosh, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Erin said...

Welcome back!!

Micaela said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY darling!!! :) soooooo friggen glad you're back!!! xo

Joanna Goddard said...

welcome back! xoxo happy birthday!!!

Clare said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. I think that your blog layout is everything I wanted my blog to be(and isn't) I wish that I knew how to put favorite photos and quotes down the right hand side, Im a bloggy novice!!Clare

pinkapplecore said...

Oh I am so glad to see you back, I saw Lenorenevermore on the top of my blog roll and was "OMG" click click click!!!

!!!!Happy Birthday!!!!!

Carlene said...

Oh, it's nice to see you posting!!

WendyB said...

Welcome back. Happy birthday!

Helen said...

Happy Birthday! And thank you for visiting my cupboard and leaving a comment today. You have a beautiful blog, and I look forward to looking back at your archives and getting all acquainted.

Dorkys Ramos said...

Welcome back & happy bday!!

The Seeker said...

Lovely and gorgeous you, WELCOME BACK and also ***H*A*P*P*Y***B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y*!!!!!!!!!!

I'm so glad, dear!!!Great pictures.

Hope you're having a fabulous day, enjoying your time and have fun. Also all the best for the year that starts.

Much Love



leah said...

go ahead...go ahead and make me smile and laugh and enjoy this monday. thank you!

Kwana said...

Happy Birthday!!! So happy to have you back. Wishing you all the best.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday to dear Le, happy birthday to you.

Franco said...

happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

happy birthday girl!!
i love the age defining pix!!

Vintage Me New You said...

yeepy, you're back and on the top of all, with an amazing post:)
art and beauty, what i was used to see in here!
hope you're doing fine!
happy day!


Terence Sambo said...

good to have u back :o) happy birthday!!!

Iole said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by. love your blog.
hope to see you again

Couture Carrie said...

WOO HOO! Welcome back, darling L! How we have missed you and your tutelage, your fine photos and sense of humor!

Love the flower pics and the art history inspiration. Caravaggio is one of my fave all time painters! You can almost smell the flowers and taste the berries in his paintings!


Caroline @ Absolutely Unique said...

So glad you're back, darling!! And happy, happy birthday!! yeepee!
Much love,

The Fab Miss B said...

Fantastic floral headpieces! Wouldn't it be fun to wear one around in real life? Just imagine all the jaws that would drop!

mariellemacville said...

What a great post! Thank you for commenting on my blog. That's how I "found" you! Have you watched Simon Scama's Power of art segment on Caravaggio? It's a great story. I love pugs too. Have 2 pug/boston mixes bugging me all day:)

Simone de Klerk said...

Happy belated birthday to you! It is so good to see you're back. Your postings are always so special to look at and lighten up my moment (O:

Anonymous said...

happy birthday and welcome back lenore!!! I'M SO ECSTATIC!! *dances happily around*

Songy said...

welcome back. added. sure thing. only thing is I'm working some insane hours and don't have time for any blog reading.. tragic. :(

tis serendipity said...

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY! (you're soooo young) =D Gosh these photos are incredible. They really do look like the Caravaggio painting am gld you pointed that out and gave the background of the artist. Haha very interesting. I like that he left it up to the public to decide whether his art was good or not.

Fada Moranga said...

How wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing this! :-)*