Today I am practicing Roman minuscules. I love these g’s. 

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I bought a new notebook and decided to have some fun with it. The Latin, “et sic itur ad astra et umbra,” translates to “and so we go to star and shadow.” image

And on the back I added some more quirky Latin. The H.M. is the common abbreviation for “His/Her Majesty” and “regina huius locus” means “queen of this place.” “Cave verbis filii mei” translates to “beware the words, my children.” The back font is uncials, while the front is my take on a wacky style I saw online. image

Some practice with the Greek alphabet in uncials. The tiny letters to the left are the lowercase. The scribbles beneath each capital are the names of each letter and their counterpart in our alphabet. I used French pronunciation marks because I am most familiar with them. They are such elegant letters… IMG_3707

An early, early practice of mine with Roman script. “Senatus Populus que Romanus” was the catch-phrase, if you will, for the Roman Empire, translating to “the Senate and people of Rome.” For any Percy Jackson fans, yes, this is the acronym the Roman demigods of Camp Jupiter have tattooed on their forearms. IMG_3212

On April 21, I attended a concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall given by the phenomenal singers of the LA Master Chorale. I was so moved by their song “Where Your Bare Foot Walks,” that when I came home, I had to make a manuscript. As a choral performer and writer myself, I hope I have done them and Rumi justice. IMG_3558

A good friend of mine just had a birthday, so I made her this piece. It is her favorite quote from the Norwegian show “Scam.”IMG_3557

I’ll admit it was the first time I had written the f-word in a beautiful, fancy font.