I haven’t done a linky post in awhile, but it is past time to clean out those bookmarks. Hopefully, this will distract you from realizing that I didn’t post a doodle for this week. Believe it or not, I didn’t make a single doodle last week, so there was nothing to pick from.
Never fear, The Doodle of the Week will return.
I love these Medieval tiles from The Textile Blog. I compulsively read a couple of very long and not so good books about cathedral building by Ken Folliet, and am googling all sorts of things Gothic and Medieval.
Illustrations from the Aberdeen Bestiary are amazing. A bestiary is a book of animals and allegory. I find them fascinating in general, and especially love that often the illustrators draw animals they have never seen. This is a Leukrokota, a beast which can call to men in a human voice. According to this, it was probably inspired by a description of hyena.
This is a good place to learn more about bestiaries.
Look, Ma,I can time travel! Jumping ahead several centuries...