topiary cats

topiary cats

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Snowdrops Illumination

We are having a wonderful snowstorm tonight. The plant parade project is snowdrops over at WetCanvas, so I thought I should contribute this month in honor of the snow.  The text is a Hildegard von Bingen verse honoring the Virgin Mary.  I chose it because according to my medieval flower book, snowdrops are associated with her.

The design inspiration was the Prayer Book of Michele de Bezzoso, but the motif is my own creation..

9x12 acrylic, ink, and gold leaf paint on paper


  1. Beautiful. I didn't know snowdrops were associated with the Virgin Mary.


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