I apologize that it has taken me so long to do this. This explanation is long over-due, but since I have become a doctoral student, time is precious and when I come home from school I frequently do not have much in the way of creative brain power to blog as often as I would like. That aside...
some of you may have noticed, I revamped various aspects of my blog over the past several months! You may also remember that this blog was originally created under the
title "Smatterings of Reverie from Bag Shot Row." When I first created my blog, it was meant as a
place where I could share art, quotes, music, and the like, a.k.a.
"Smatterings of Reverie." However, as time has passed, this blog has
evolved from a place to share art and beauty to a place to talk about art and beauty.
And so I decided to give it a makeover! I wanted to keep the allusion to Tolkien and Middle Earth, which
was my first love and obsession while I was in high school and remains
to this day one of my favorite novels. I also wanted to create a more rustic, charming, yet cozy atmosphere evoking Bag End itself, and I feel as though I have succeeded for the most part!
Since this blog has evolved more
into a discussion and occasionally dialogue revolving around art,
beauty, and culture, "quibble" (definition: a slight objection or
criticism) seemed like an apt alteration to the title -- though its
similarity to the title of the wizard tabloid "The Quibbler" from the
world of Harry Potter is no coincidence! And finally, the tea reference not only
encompasses a variety of my favorite things -- from hobbits to Lewis to
British culture -- but also serves as a delightful companion to any good