It's been a crazy week full of wedding place names. My ink has been drying in the palette as I write - it's lovely and sunny in my little calligraphy studio from about 2 in the afternoon!
I'm excited to have a few exciting projects on the horizon. Much like buses, I've got THREE of my big traditional family trees to work on from next week. They take a couple of weeks to draft, measure and proof... and this time, they've all come to the writing stage at once! It's going to be a busy, very focused week.
So here's a little piece I wrote a while ago. It's lovely to practice calligraphy, to experiment with paints and textures, to play a little and create just for myself sometimes.
I'd seen a few hares in the springtime... there's a country road I walk on at 6am sometimes. The hares often don't see me coming if I freeze, and they carry on hopping busily towards me until they get really close. They inspired me to draw this little piece.
I used masking fluid, watery gouache, Kolner Miniatum ink and 23 carat transfer gold leaf on Colorplan navy blue paper. I hope you like it!
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