Saint Michael’s Musical Piece

I was asked recently by a local church to create a piece for their retiring organist. Here’s how I approached creating this lyrical piece.
Happy Mother’s Day, Christine

Happy Mother’s Day, Christine

By Maryanne Grebenstein — When you look at The Abbey Studio’s logo, you’ll see an illustration of a winsome monk with a quill, working on a masterpiece of calligraphic art. Who you don’t see in the illustration are the women who worked behind the scenes. Wait… what?...

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Monsters Invade Medieval Maps!

Monsters Invade Medieval Maps!

By Maryanne Grebenstein -- While “Monsters Invade Medieval Maps!” seems like a headline you’d see in the media, there was, in fact, a period during the Middle Ages when cartographers unleashed their imaginations on maps, inviting all sorts of sea monsters into the...

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The Lovely Art of Medieval Manuscripts

The Lovely Art of Medieval Manuscripts

By Maryanne Grebenstein — At The Abbey Studio, we love both modern and medieval manuscripts. Some might say we’re obsessed. When I first began to study calligraphy more than 30 years ago, it didn’t take very long for me to be exposed to the manuscripts of Europe’s...

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