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Week #21
This work was done by Elissa Barr in Boston in 2017 for the session “Variations on Romans” in 26 Seeds: a Year to Grow. In her own words:
 I have been interested in this simple text- This too shall pass- for a long time. It often gives me the courage to keep going when working on a tough project or having a bad day or dealing with a difficult client. For me it is knowing that in the morning things will look better.

Somehow it seemed fitting to do the lettering in gold. These letters were drawn about an inch tall. I then began tweaking the layout, pushing the letters closer together and trying to resolve spacing issues.
I  then enlarged my design so that the lettering was about an inch and a half high, cleaned it up, transferred the words to black Arches Cover using white Saral paper, painted the letters with Instacol- about 3 letters at a time- and gilded it with patent gold leaf.

I like the end result- especially that the gold and the edges of the letters reflect the texture of the paper and that every letter is touching another letter. For me, this is a reminder of the days of our life are all connected and that life is sometimes a bumpy ride.
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