Archive for January, 2008


Lady of Light, After a Bedford Hours Miniature

January 10, 2008

Lady of Light

I’m calling this illuminated miniature “Lady of Light,” but she’s adapted from a Bedford Hours miniature published in Janet Backhouse,The Bedford Hours (The British Library, 1990). The original is described as “a marginal roundel from the calendar: Februa, mother of Mars, who gives her name to February (f.2 detail).”

I’m printing LoL as my “season’s greetings” card. It’s hard to make time for card-sending in the busy month of December, whereas in January I’m eager to catch up with old friends. Winters in Boulder are lovely; we love our blanket of snow and the brilliant sun that inevitably follows. But it’s nice to see the days start to lengthen again.