I decided to make initials for Danny and Charles as well. These are all more modern, but I like them and the spirit fits here. I do plan to do more research, so that I can make something more accurate, perhaps practice a few drawings as well.


I have been practicing my calligraphy. It is not going so well. I was having trouble keeping everything straight without getting my grip too tight. I decided I needed to do something a little more organic. I know a tiny bit about illumination, but just went with it.


To celebrate the birth of the Christ Child, my family made candied orange peel as a sweet. The candied bits were quite potent, so we mixed some into a sweet dough to bake into biscuits.