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Illuminated Letter L with cat and bird
Change to owl
But with ablack cat
illuminated manuscript alphabet - Поиск в Google
In ancient manuscripts, it was called "illumination." I like that so much better than zentangle or doodling!
Victorian Illuminated Letter by heathervictoria on Etsy
French 1882 Letters by pilllpat (agence eureka), via Flickr
my own "M"
illuminated letter, by me.
Illuminated Letter C
Victorian Illuminated Letter by heathervictoria on Etsy, $60.00
Illuminated Letter S
Hand painted illuminated Letter B Blank Card by zamirassong