hroughout the centuries mankind has kept records. Not content with simple words he has yearned to create a thing of beauty.
I have been fascinated by the exquisite loveliness of the illuminated manuscripts of the Medieval period. Their records
and books, embellished with fanciful letters, delicate designs and detailed illustrations have left their legacy on the
Leaves of Time.
I have felt that same yearning. I love to bring beauty to the leaves of my life, and I love to see the creativity
of others. My eyes are drawn to anything lovely. They search with fascination the details that reveal the
creators personalities. I find myself entering other places, times and feelings, or simply enjoying the turn
of a pen on a page.
Evidence is everywhere that others feel as I do. In the past only a select few had the responsibility to create
illuminated records. As modern illuminators with abundant resources at our fingertips, we now have the opportunity
to be record keepers extraordinare.
We choose to illuminate: personal & family histories, journals, scrapbooks, baby books, photo journals & albums,
books of remembrance, bookmarks, posters, flyers, place cards, business cards, announcements, invitations,
cards, stationery, note paper, postcards, school reports, projects, handouts and records, recipes,
shopping lists, planners, and more.
I draw because I love to. I made these drawings for my use and offer them to you as another option to help you
express yourself as you leave your mark on the