I did this piece yesterday for a friend that has been put through the ringer.
She mentioned that she had just read Isaiah 40: 28-31 and how it was speaking to her exhausted soul.
Isaiah 40 is a favorite passage for many.
I wanted to design an eagle that "soared," but it takes me so long to sketch things out. I always fuss too much over the details that probably don't matter. I felt it was more important to get the piece lettered and delivered even though the eagle is more Early American than Soaring Deliverer.
The paper is a pretty, green Canson Mi- Teintes - although you certainly can't tell by the photos.
I used walnut ink and a Hiro 700 nib for the eagle & scripture and a vintage Principality for the flourishes at the bottom.
I want to thank Australian calligrapher and artist Ronnie Ayliffe of Calligraffia for the lovely post she did on A Place to Flourish and my blogging experience. You can read Ronnie's post by clicking here.
I have really appreciated all your lovely comments and emails.
Thank you! Thank you! :)
I hope you all have a flourishy Friday and a wonderful weekend.
We are heading into my favorite time of the year on this side of the world!