I almost missed ABC WEDNESDAY this week. First I couldn't come up with a good IDEA. Nothing really rang a bell and I had been thinking about it for several days. I just didn't feel very INSPIRED. Finally I decided I would go with ILLUMINATED Letters, but when I tried to find some INTERESTING facts about the subject, I couldn't find any INFORMATION that I thought everyone wouldn't already know. In addition, the graphics I found were INSIPID and commonplace. Time was passing and still I didn't have a page to post. The things that really make ILLUSTRATED lettering worthwhile is the fact that they are an INTERESTING historical art form and frankly, because gold, silver and copper were used to make the letters and the page outstanding. Since none of those scan too well I thought this might make the topic anti-climatic. Then I thought I 'd look at modern examples of this form of art work. That INSPIRED me even less. I'm such a traditionalist! Since time was still passing fast, I finally decided I would do one myself and dispense with colors, so that it wouldn't look like a shoddy copy of an authentic art form.
Then it happened! My computer went down, giving me a legitimate excuse for being late in posting! So I was able to take my time in producing my example of an illuminated letter 'I'. I did it in pen and black INK to preserve, I hope, an historically valid sense of authenticity.
Now here it is 24 hours later and I nearly missed the opportunity altogether because I have only just been able to get my computer up and running.
So, better late than never!
I'm sure there are at least 100 posts for the letter 'I' on abcwednesdayround3.blogspot.com
So pop on over via this link and see what better brains than mine have been able to come up with.