For my artist’s date I made an appointment at the Rare Books Collection at Wash. U. Incredible! If you have such a thing near you, I highly recommend a visit. If you’re in St. Louis, call Kelly.
I spent a lovely lunch hour getting to hold in Chaucer’s Tales in my grubby little hands. I took 45 pictures! Sorry these aren’t the best quality but I was much more focused being there than on documenting appropriately.
These are just a few of the treasures we got to see. The lower collage is a hand-lettered, hand-painted Book of Hours from the 16th Century. The last image are the notes, possibly written by it’s owner.
Talk about inspiration!
© Ria Sharon