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Illuminated Letter L with Cat and Bird
But with ablack cat
Victorian Illuminated Letter by heathervictoria on Etsy
In ancient manuscripts, it was called "illumination." I like that so much better than zentangle or doodling!
my own "M"
illuminated letter, by me.
French 1882 Letters by pilllpat (agence eureka), via Flickr
Illuminated Letter C
Victorian Illuminated Letter by heathervictoria on Etsy, $60.00
Illuminated Letter S
D drop cap, victorian, floral, cmyk, script font, flourish, pre-vintage Original description by person I pinned this from: Victorian Illuminated Letter