...on the doorhandle.
Well, there was gouache and watercolour actually. This piece was a special commission which involved collaboration with my client's two young sons, who visited the Scriptorium to apply their hand prints in paint for their mother's special gift.
The poem is a well-known one amongst Irish students and from the pen of Séamus Ó Néill entitled, as gaeilge, 'Subh Milis', meaning "Sweet Jam". It's a poignant poem dedicated to the poet's mother (subtitle: "Ceann do Mhama"), and is one of his best-known works.
Click here for the poem text and translation.
I loved building this piece using the jam reference, the personal hand prints and our fun Saturday morning workshop, and using the Irish uncial style of calligraphy.
Delighted to have worked with the wonderful folk at Mind the Gap Films with the calligraphy items for their Lords and Ladles TV show!
I worked on the assignment cards, envelopes and menus for each of the six houses, and at the time had no clue about what the TV show was or proposed use. Some very strage dishes on those menus! Once I tuned in it all made sense. Enjoyed every episode and I learned a lot about culinary history and Ireland's finest houses.