One of my favorite and most famous collections is "Noel" is French for Christmas! In medieval French monasteries dating from the 8th century monks and scribes would translate and illustrate the scriptures and Gospels by hand. Most spent their entire adult life in this service. John and I went to Paris several years ago and I bought a book that has many of the illustrations in it..... but it is written in French, so I can't read it! But the pictures....they are worth a thousand words!
When I thought about designing a new Christmas collection, the memory of the drawings and the work of the monks and scribes came back to me..I thought about the love and devotion they must have had to do the painstaking work...
"Noel" means Christmas...Christmas means our Savior ..love and devotion, the painstaking work...the sacrifice He made for us, the gift...I realized I was given the gift of the inspiration from those of the 8th century....there is always a resaon "why"!
Isn't "Noel" beautiful ?!!! It sure makes me happy...afterall....it's designed for the KING ! Merry Blessings!