Saturday, March 6, 2010

John con't (3)

Here's a few more photos. Once I get to the good stuff I'll post much larger photos along with the two page layouts, but for now I'll just stick with this because there's really not that much to see. Or really even talk about. The landscape at the bottom of this page is from a sketch I did when I was in Nazareth.

When you see long gold bars like this it's gold leaf over some portion of the text I messed up. I couldn't really use white out and there was no way I was going to redo all that work, so I just covered it up and made it look pretty.

John has seven 'I am' statements, which is John's way of telling you Jesus thought he was God, and refer back to Exodus. Again with the oversimplification that doesn't make any sense... oh well. I put them in gold leaf wherever they appeared. Point is, the far right hand side has an illustration with the Hebrew from Ex 3.14 'I am that I am' or over and over getting darker and darker, until the bottom line with the English translation.


  1. Jennifer, I am really enjoying these posts! These are so accessible and inspiring. Thanks for sharing them with us.

  2. This is just so lovely, Jennifer! I'm quite inspired by your great piece of work.. can't wait to see what comes next.
    I bet those monks of old must have had methods to cover up mistakes (and they didn't have white-out either!). Maybe they put illustrations over their errors too.
    Love it, love it, love it... more please!