Seen in the British Museum: a set of alphabet tiles from the floor of Chertsey Abbey, about 1250-1300. They spell out "erat verbum" -- part of the opening of the Gospel of John ("in the beginning was the word").
This is the only set of alphabet tiles ever found in England but many were found in France.
I make abstract art -- usually with a needle but sometimes with a pen, brush or camera, scissors and glue, pliers and wirecutters, whatever is there. I have a husband, two sons, seven sewing machines, a big messy studio and lots of other people's art. Life is good!