Better late than never . . . I invested in my first set of Copics, and while I wish I had a larger set for better range of color, I am enjoying working with them, though I acknowledge I have a lot still to learn.
Like last year, I decided to do a combination of fan art and OCs.
In 2009, I got a grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation to fund research into the life of John Milton, which I turned into a screenplay, Mr Milton’s Masque. So far, unfortunately, I haven’t been able to do anything with the script, but I’m very fond of it. So here we have young John in 1634, author of a masque for Michaelmas, and one of his leading ladies, playing Sabrina. Yes, folks, this is Sabrina of
Listen where thou art sitting,
Under the glassy, cool, translucent wave,
In twisted braids of lilies knitting
The loose train of thy amber-dropping hair.
Listen for dear honor's sake,
Goddess of the silver lake;
Listen, and save!"
No one knows who actually played Sabrina in this first performance, but in my script, it’s Elizabeth Castlehaven, who is from an aristocratic but tarnished background. I had a lot of fun designing Elizabeth’s costume as Sabrina (and I tried to put some lilies in her non-very-amber-dropping hair . . . ).