‘Twill Be Birds.

Yesterday was Pain Clinic, and I took a moment to moan to my pain management person, who is always a delight to see, about feeling ambivalent over the flip side of the cutting board. I could do more horses, that’s what Rick likes best, but I haven’t been able to settle. So, yesterday, in my moaning, I said “what do you think about birds?” She liked the idea of birds, and so did I. Then it occurred that gives me the chance to go Medieval. I have a great and abiding love for Medieval Bestiaries, and there are some great ones, oh, they are all fabulous. This allows me to take liberties with colour, too. I’ve chosen about 18, whether or not they’ll all make it, I don’t know, but for sure, at least one version of a Simurgh will go up. Now I’m properly excited again.


  1. says

    I think the Basilisk is gonna be first, I have such a soft spot for them. (Last picture). Imma go a little nuts with colour.

  2. rq says

    Go nuts! Can’t wait -- you’ve already demonstrated a wonderful feel for colour and composition, and colourful birds just… well, it will be wonderful, whatever you do. *thumbs up* for the basilisk. :)

  3. says

    Busterggi, not in the bestiary. I don’t remember what it was, but they didn’t seem to be familiar with boobies, or at least called them something else. Most of the monks doing the illustrating never saw any of the critters, they were going on description.

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