saint elie

Cathedral of Saint Elie & Saint Gregory The Illuminator - Beirut, Lebanon

“Monster”, they whisper, grinding their teeth.
maybe I am.
But, you see,
it wasn’t the creature living under their beds
that you let leave bruises all over
your pretty neck
last night.

(I walk in the shadows, you walk in the sun.)

—  they call me a sinner, but they don’t know what their saint can do     |e.j.|

Tawdry means “cheap and gaudy in appearance.” Its story begins with a 7th-century queen Æthelthryth who renounced her royal life and became a saintly abbess.

Suffering from a fatal condition that included a swelling in her throat, the dying abbess attributed that symptom to God’s punishment for her onetime fondness for necklaces.

After her death, the abbess became Saint Audrey, and her shrine became a popular site for English pilgrims. At an annual fair in her honor, all sorts of cheap knickknacks and jewelry were sold, including a type of necklace called Saint Audrey’s lace.

By the 17th century, St. Audrey’s lace had become tawdry lace. Tawdry came to be applied to other cheap goods sold at these fairs – and from there to other tastelessly showy things.

image: Saint Etheldreda’s statue in Ely Cathedral


I had a free day, so why not. Though I had to draw Eli two times, since I lost first unsaved file due to outage.(shame on me for not saving)

Exchange of gazes at the lockers* from 2nd chap of Otonokizaka Private Academy by jstonedd

I was thinking about something else but then it turned into two portraits 


*lockers not included ⊙︿⊙