Rockin’ The Handbells
Hi everyone and welcome to Hey From Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Monday Mashup, a rare Sunday/Monday post coming to you from Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Little Rock on Bell Sunday. I’m a visitor here, but am honored to play with their handbell choir.
Here’s an up close and personal view of our bells
This is what we ringers see.
Playing bells is one of my favorite things and again it’s an honor. Thanks Jason the Bell Director for the invitation to ring! 🔔
A LITTLE TRINITY HISTORY PER WIKI
The fundraising for constructing the cathedral was done entirely by the Rt. Rev. Henry Niles Pierce, who was the fourth missionary bishop and the first diocesan bishop of Arkansas. He went on preaching tours on the East Coast of the United States, procured private gifts, and mortgaged his own house. The church itself was built in three stages as finances allowed. The nave and the baptistery were completed first and the first service was held in the cathedral on October 19, 1884. On that same date the cathedral was formally established. The transept and crossing were completed in February 1889, and the altar was moved from its original position under the west window to its new position under the north transept window. The structure was finally completed when the chancel was built in time for Easter in 1892. The altar was moved permanently to the east side of the church at that time. The present altar and reredos were carved in Oberammegau and were donated in memory of Frances Blakeslee and Philander Keep Roots in 1924. The Parish House was built in 1951, and the Cathedral House was completed two years later. The Lyman Annex was added to the cathedral complex in 1966 and the Chancellors Hall in 1981. The cathedral itself was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. In 1998, when the Very Rev. Henry Lee Hudson was Dean, close to $5 million was spent in renovating the Cathedral proper. The Dean’s Hall was erected at this time. The Muller Pipe Organ Co. of Toledo, Ohio installed a 4-manual, 82-rank pipe organ the following year.
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Sanctuary
ON MY NEEDLES
Working on the toe.
Not to jinx myself, but I’m counting on finishing this one and starting on its mate this evening.🤞🤞🤞
My over the top urge to create is still going strong; here are a couple of my fave mixed media projects…
Old pages from hymnal
Freehand cutout triangles
Sketch and Wash pencil
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink – Iced Spruce and Cracked Pistachio – background
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink – Wilted Violet
Stenciled numbers and borders
Stenciled geometric shapes
Tim Holtz Distress Stain – Faded Jeans, Seedless Preserves
Star Stencil with ghosting
Typed and printed sentiment
I just realized that I haven’t shown what I’m using for these smaller projects….
Recollections Mixed Media Kraft Book
5.5. x 6.5 inches
32 blank pages
Front and back pockets
I found a couple of these on the clearance aisle at Michaels.
*My Own Mixed Media
One more thing – Last weeks Whatcha Workin’ On? Wednesday linky is still live. C’mon, don’t be shy. Show us what you’re working on, whether it’s fiber related, clay, mixed media/art, whatever. If you made it, we want to see and admire it!
OK, my head is telling me ENOUGH ALREADY!
To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves — there lies the great, singular power of self respect. Joan Didion