Tuesday, January 24, 2017
T Stands For On the Drawing Board
I've chosen the Bible quote for Ruth 1:16, And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God. The quote is from the King James version of the Bible which is the only version of the Bible that is in the public domain.
I've laid the quote out on graph paper 11 inches by 14 inches. I toyed with the idea of going smaller but decided that was going to be too much of a strain on my poor, old eyes. Framing will be expensive so decided to stick with a standard size.
Scatter on the table are some books to look through for inspiration.
An illuminated, initial A with a traditional vine are planned. The shape of a capital "A" reminds me of a bird house which will be in the enclosed square with the vine trailing down the left side and across the bottom. Red, green, and blue, traditional colors, will be used as well as 24 karat gold leaf.
Thinking of two birds, most likely in red, one on or in the bird house and one at the bottom of the vine are planned.
While flipping through a catalog, I found enameled, birdhouse boxes which was the image I had in my head. Serendipitous!
What are you working on today?
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