Day 5 of the doodle and lettering challenge is Flourishes. I’m double posting today because I’m catching up with myself. I copied the F from a picture of sixteenth century initial capitals that I found. Flourish is a great word and I think the sound is very connected to the meaning. I’m picturing vigorous plants, extravagant gestures, trumpets blowing, and ornamental handwriting. The origin of the word is Latin (flor, florere) and comes to us via Middle English and Old French apparently. 

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