I've usually got my Yalpha Mingle done by this time of the month, but hadn't even decided on what letter to use or which direction to go in.
Then I was experimenting with something I wanted to use for one of my Stampede pieces. And I'm looking at this little experiment and it clicked, LIGHT BULB TIME, "cut it to 4.5 x 4" and you have your mingle page. Luckily I do experiments in more central areas of my paper rather than in little corners so I had room all around for the right spacing.
I've never done this before, but I was thinking woodworkers do it all the time when they are creating inset artwork, so why not with paper. I really wanted a black background, but the style of Decorated Capital I wanted to do needed to be done on white. I used one of the lettering styles from my recent Thomas Hoyer class. I love it. I'm glad I will be making a larger version, because I will be sorry to see this one go. I also seem to be working a lot with black. I wonder why.
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