Acrylic inks, powdered graphite, collage on w/c paper, 10 X 11″

Last week my mother-in-law passed peacefully from this world after giving us her big hearted benediction (def: an utterance of good wishes) I often like to translate favorite English words into Latin, and was delighted to find that the Latin translation is also “benediction”.

In Monday Muses the lesson was to pick a word and use it to inform the image.  I demonstrated some ways to get interesting calligraphic effects with sticks, droppers, etc. In the above image I wrote the word over a painting with my favorite – a 1/4″metal brush pen nib. The Bible pages in the right corner are a tribute to Marie, who read the Bible for hours every day, deriving great comfort, which she seemed to bear with her to the end.


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