on ink

And… the font crisis was no more.
Tattoo_image

This is the closest I can get to the original image that Chi took for me.

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(Yeah, I know- it’s hard to read, but honest— I know this script- it’s a good match.)

I have an appointment with Bill at the Baltimore Tattoo Museum for Thursday, and I’m excited. 

There’s a lot going on with this ink; I’m writing it up now, actually, but I don’t think that’ll be up until Thursday.

Side notes, to answer a few questions: Beowulf was.. all right. There’s worse. The animation was a bit odd but at least they didn’t completely rewrite the storyline, and there was some really interesting linguistic things going on there.

And BFL spins up wonderfully- it’s an easy fiber to spin, actually, long stapled. It reminds me a little of spinning Falkland, actually.

Did I miss any questions?

  One thought on “on ink

  1. March 2, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    you know what was so interesting about photographing this stone? Shooting straight on, you could barely see the writing. Going in from above like that was almost revealing as an optical illusion, when you turn the book upside down, or zeroing-out your vision. I’d never seen that happen before, and it was neat.
    can’t wait to see the finished product!

  2. Gryphon
    March 3, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    Just in the middle of watching Beowulf too. That is is – sort of – Anglo Saxon that Grendel speaks, right? Really interesting. As a whole, not as awful as I expected.

  3. nicole
    March 4, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    Ok, so now I’ll have to get BFL _and_ Falkland *lol* I have a 1kg sampler bag of fiber, sadly it’s all unlabeled :-/ And I don’t think there’s either BFL or Falkland in it anyway. It’s shameful, I got this sampler a year ago for my birthday and I’ve only spun up one sample, and only part of it at that… I need more time to spin.

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