Today's objective was to make something that looks historical and figured (with St. Patrick's Day coming up) I would go Celtic today. (That's kel-tic not selltic!) I've done a few paintings so far inspired by illuminated manuscripts and I consulted my references again for today's piece. I began with a small piece of watercolor paper and literally scrubbed it with a distressing ink pad. Then, I drew the design in pencil and pen before painting it with fluid acrylics. Lesson learned: even something as simple as this makes me appreciate the artists who worked on those intricate illustrations for such works as the Book of Kells. God bless!