Reggie taught us a very fluid way of
writing Carolingian. I really fell in love with the way he taught us
to make the letters in one stroke. I was loving the pace, crispness
and forms of my letters. So, I decided to make a book with one of my
favorite poems, Maggie and Milly and Molly and May by ee cummings,
for my homework. I thought the long skinny pages would pair well
with the Carolingian letters. I decided to keep the layout simple.
So, I practiced writing the lines, that would each take up one page.
Of course when I started writing in my book, the lines mysteriously
So, I continued some onto the next page. It really didn’t matter in
the end. The simplicity and composition held it all together.
I used arches text wove, some pages were sumi ink with kosher
salt and some with sink art and some with just doodles. The black
ink is stick ink, the white is Dr. Martin’s bleed proof white and
the red is gouache. The outside cover and end pages are paper that I
bought. I love the way it turned out and consider it one of my
masterpieces. Thank you Reggie for including it in the pic of the