Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Manuscript Project

The first draft:

The second draft: spacing, colors, and (ahh!) a bit of white out not satisfactory.

Trying again, fixing spacing, and laying out different colors in this one:

And this one:

Drafting a border...

Based on this:
(A page from the 14th Cen. Metz Potifical which actually was intended to be pigmented)

Putting the border on the lettering. Not so happy with it.

Drafting another border:

Inspired by this:
(Page from Chaucer's Romaunt of the Rose, Circa 1440)

And the "S" curves in this:

Also referencing the rod on Asclepius, a symbol of medicine.

Line Drawing

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Cilantro or Loopy Tendrils

This post is dedicated to my friend Anne because the words "loopy tendrils" makes me think of her. Do not ask why. I do not know.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Skeleton

"The importance of the human skeleton is very great, and the horror with which it is commonly regarded is somewhat mysterious. Without claiming for the human skeleton a wholly conventional beauty, we may assert that he is certainly not uglier than a bull-dog, whose popularity never wanes, and that he has a vastly more cheerful and ingratiating expression. But just as man is mysteriously ashamed of the skeletons of the trees in winter, so he is mysteriously ashamed of the skeleton of himself in death. It is a singular thing altogether, this horror of the architecture of things. One would think it would be most unwise in a man to be afraid of a skeleton, since Nature has set curious and quite insuperable obstacles to his running away from it."
From "A Defense of Skeletons" by GK Chesterton

Tuesday, February 11, 2014


Go to laundry room with lights off. Grab first object you touch. Draw. (Well, and add box to add interest.)

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Napkin Ring

In my household. We each have a napkin with a different ring. This one is mine.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Another Embellished "T"

Design copied and modified from photo of a page in the Metz Potifical

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Asleep in the Boat

And, inching along on Joseph. Worked on the folds of the child's garment today.