I am imminently to be employed (finally!) so won't have quite as much time for making and blogging, at least for the next couple of weeks.
At some point during that time I'm hoping to squeeze in getting the eighth and final page of Milk Thistle done, because, as of today, page seven is finished!
This page is based around a wise old crone; a white witch called the White Lady, who has some advice on bravery to impart to the young Milk Thistle.
The text reads:
The White Lady came to me. She told me
"Dab tincture of milk thistle under your weeping eyes.
It's good for the liver
and you need all the unlilying you can get.
Remember you're a milk thistle;
a tenacious weed"
The page is illustrated with the very tincture the witch describes. Milk Thistle is indeed used to treat liver problems (although in this case is used metaphorically, to treat a "lily liver"; to treat cowardice).
I'm quite pleased with the way the page has come together, particularly the tincture. I've got some puzzling over how best to portray the final page, though!