the page is bookended with a single, and quite beautiful, illumination – that of books arranged both horizontally and vertically and with both a candle and a lamp to illuminate (pun intended). This is one of my favorite of Letitia's illuminations, as it is a little graphic vignette unto itself.

Page 24 – …the way. But he told her to ask… (Artists & Illustrators)

by Danny Garrett
Austin, Texas

On page 23 we find a remarkable collection of illuminations.

the page is bookended with a single, and quite beautiful, illumination – that of books arranged both horizontally and vertically and with both a candle and a lamp to illuminate (pun intended). This is one of my favorite of Letitia's illuminations, as it is a little graphic vignette unto itself.

the page is bookended with a single, and quite beautiful, illumination – that of books arranged both horizontally and vertically and with both a candle and a lamp to illuminate (pun intended). This is one of my favorite of Letitia’s illuminations, as it is a little graphic vignette unto itself.

In fact the page is book-ended with a single, and quite beautiful, illumination – that of books arranged both horizontally and vertically and with both a candle and a lamp to illuminate (pun intended). This is one of my favorite of Letitia’s illuminations, as it is a little graphic vignette unto itself. Both the candle and the lamp have their own flames, but the one of the candle is just spectacular.

The owl reappears, but this time with both eyes open.

The owl reappears, but this time with both eyes open.

The owl reappears, but this time with both eyes open. The flowers – two after the first sentence, and three after the second, wrap up the first paragraph.

The second paragraph leads with another coronet/Princess and the only other illumination is the blue butterfly again.

But it is the sun, with its closed and feminine eyes, that steal the show.

But it is the sun, with its closed and feminine eyes, that steal the show.

The third paragraph contains the second iteration of the books/candle/lamp illumination, but it is the sunset piece that really dominates the page. It’s a beautiful image of the sun setting behind silhouetted mountains. The clouds in the sky around are just on fire as yellow rays shoot upward. But it is the sun, with its closed and feminine eyes, that steal the show.

 

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About Danny Garrett

Danny Garrett, Digital Restoration Artist for "Princess April Morning-Glory" Danny Garrett is best known for his contributions to music ephemera of Austin, Texas, especially in its heady early days in the 1970s. His pen & ink poster portraiture advertising the latest shows were a must-have addition to any blues-lover who saw such greats as Muddy Waters, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy, and so many more at the legendary Antones nightclub.As computers came of age, Danny adapted and began working for digital game companies, later transitioning to teaching both traditional and digital art. While holding a tenured position at Auckland University of Technology in the Graphic Arts Dept., Danny developed digital techniques to restore Letitia’s artwork to its full glory, and render the previously unprintable pages, printable. Second only to Letitia, we would not finally be reading copies of Princess April Morning-Glory had Danny not graciously volunteered to take this project on.

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