Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Casting Crowns

rosemary's angel
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Artistic tendencies are hard to shake; if you have ever seen the movie, Babette's Feast, you know that the main character Babette was gifted in the art of fine cuisine. After having won 10,000 Francs through the French lottery during the Revolution, she was expected to leave her job and friends behind, return to Paris and spend her wad in the city of lights. Instead, she stays in Denmark and puts her heart into her passion.

Babette spends her new fortune on the best of ingredients pour un vrai dîner français, a real French dinner. She lavishes her guests with the best of French cuisine and is left penniless; you see a meal like what she prepared would have cost exactly 10,000 francs. Moved by this altruistic gesture, her employer is humbled and thanks Babette for her generosity; Babette, truly generous indeed, finds another motive for her actions and says, "I did it for myself. You see Mademoiselle, an artist has to create to survive." Her hostess weeps and takes Babette in her arms and says, "In heaven, you will be the artist God intended you to be; oh how you will delight the angels..."

rosemary's angel
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The Angel of the Month of August goes to Rosemary from http// . Rosemary is a talented, passionate maker of crowns and all things beautiful that delight the eye. What impresses me the most about this artist however, is her dedication to her passion, her need to fulfill the call within her to create and be faithful to her nature as an artist. Rosemary is an artist whose hard work is greatly appreciated in this poem:

If ever there was once a queen

whose heart was made of gold

her name would be Rosemary

and her story I unfold

So now I take this time to praise

her craft, her gifts that be

ever so delightful and so very sweet to me.

Her hands unceasingly create

unique crowns made for queens

little boxes glittered

made to hold the best of things.

Her crowns bedazzle all of those

who follow to no end

this artist whose most precious gift

is that of a true friend.

Rosemary will indeed delight the angels with her passion, her dedication and creativity. However, she need not wait for heaven to "become the artist God has intended her to be", she has already enchanted those of us who know her and her work with the skill and the kindness with which she expresses herself.

Please pay Rosemary a visit when you can! Bon weekend tout le monde!

Photo of Stéphane Audran from Babette's Feast 1987


Dustjacket Attic said...

I adore Babette's Feast, I'd like to get it on DVD but have not found a copy yet. I saw it on TV years ago and it was just something that has stayed with me.


cityfarmer said...

I must go on the hunt ... ang would curl up with me and watch this.

You charmed the socks off me again

be blessed this weekend

Anne Marie said...

I LOVE LOVE! that movie!!

I seriously cannot believe that you posted about this...I thought I was the only one who liked it!


LiLi M. said...

I would love to see Babette's feast, but I'm not sure whether I can find it over here. A quick search did learn me that it wasn't released as a dvd over here, which means I have to check whether it was released in the UK, my Danish is a little rusty you see ;-).
You are so generous, choosing your angel of the month what honour, I'm off to meet Rosemary immediately. Have a lovely weekend with your husband home again, yes, there is no place like home. Je te souhaite un bon week-end aussi.

KarenHarveyCox said...

How are you? I have never seen Babette's Feast, but I must look for it now. Oh your poem is lovely and I am sure that Rosemary is too. I must go see her now...a maker of crowns OMG.

Have a lovely weekend.


The Victorian Parlor said...

I have never seen the movie but it sounds like a good one:). This is a beautiful post-love the pictures and the inspirational verse!



Bonnie said...

Hi Anita, I LOVE the new look of your blog! Yet another wonderful post and a very nice poem. I do remember Babette's Feast but it's been so long. I must see if I can find it somewhere. Well, off to see Rosemary!

Bye for now, Bonnie

Bunny Missbrenner said...

Believe it or Aunt Dani is french, from Marce, and she loves to go to artsy fartsy theaters and see foreign movies. Well, we actually went together and saw this wonderful Danish movie and many others over the years. We loved it. Glad to see you back on the blog


Rosemary said...

Thank you Anita!!
You are a true friend!
It makes me happy that you love and get what I do.
Now I need to watch Babette's Feast. I have never seen it.
Thank you for the honor!
Rosemary AKA Crown Maker
PS, your poem is amazing!!

Patricia Cabrera said...

Your kindness to others is a gift from the lord. Your gift with words is something thst moves me to tears many times. What a special gift for Rosemary....what a lovely poem.... I must meet her now and yes, the movie,I will hunt for it too!*grin*

Coastal Sisters said...

Rosemary is such a sweetheart and so deserving Angel of the Month! Her creations inspire me constantly and I just get so excited every time she posts a new crown. How sweet of you to give this to her!

Bisou Bisou,

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

G'day Anita...congratulations to Rosemary your Angel of the Month!!! I saw Babette's Feast years you have spurred me on and will have to see it again to remind myself. Hope all is well with you...have a lovely Sunday...Dzintra♥x

TattingChic said...

Congrats to Rosemary! I love her crowns! :)

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Felicitations to Rosemary, the crown artist extraordinaire! What an honor it is to be on your list of angel!!

Your poem was so sweet ma chere! It's so fun to create poetry. You are very very good at it!! The story of Babette was incredible. A true artist indeed.

Have a wonderful Sunday with your dreamy hubby!!

bonjour, bisous, Sherry

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Anita...thank you for popping over this morning!!! The banner was made by Annabelle...she actually has 3 blogs...if you look on my sidebar they are there...just click on the pic...The very first one you see...then Fireflies and Fairytales and then The Romantic Artist... further down...she is one talented artist I think...Have a lovely week...Dzintra♥x

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hello again asked how the stitcheries are going...sometimes they go faster than other times...but I'll have to say this Primitive Style is something I really love at the moment...not having done much of it myself...I get the feeling it is very popular in America...Take Care, Dzintra♥x

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

I just got done watching this this weekend! Synchronicity! Loved the movie! Blessings dear friend.

Charm and Grace said...

What a lovely blog you have! I am looking forward to going back and reading prior posts.


Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Anita...thank you for the email...I thought Primitive was popular over there...not as much so over here as far as I know anyway. Those 'tapestries' sound so they're full of colour too...Have a nice day, Dzintra♥x

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

wonderful post!

... and I adore "Babette's Feast," too!

Anonymous said...

Good evening Anita, Your tribute to Rosemary was beautiful. You are a wonderful friend. I will check out her blog. Your poem was just lovely ♥ I enjoyed reading your post.