In 1998, Saint John’s Abbey (outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota) commissioned a world famous calligrapher and Scribe to Queen Elizabeth II of England, Donald Jackson, to produce a hand-written, hand illuminated Bible. It was done in collaboration with a number of artists he gathered to his studio in Wales. They used medieval techniques and materials. It took 13 years to create 1156 pages on vellum. Suzanne Moore, one of the artists who worked on the illumination (painting), is from Vashon Island, WA. In fact, her work is on one of the prints behind the book.
More about the bible and its visit to PLU:
An article about the bible in a PLU publication:
Be sure to watch the video of Suzanne describing the experience of working on the paintings for this project. "Your world is at the end of this brush". It gave me chills! Several of the images half way down the page are hers.
I had seen this bible before: https://redharparts.wordpress.com/2014/02/23/the-book/
My second sketch was made under the cover of the library patio, looking out to the fading garden. I was not at all happy with it and referred to it as a "hot mess" as I sat next to Pat Graham during our sketch sharing session. She gave me some coaching that helped improve it. As we talked, I added more definition with pen work. Now it's just a "warm mess"!
We gathered in University Center to pass our sketch books around the table. We had lunch and then worked on plans for our 2017 outings.
a few more photos: https://redharp.smugmug.com/SketchOutings/2016-1105-Pacific-Lutheran/