Atlas Obscura has a fun post on the manicule, that pointing hand that has been showing up in infinite variety in manuscripts for centuries. And of course I want a stamp of that because I can put it on manuscripts that I’m editing and . . .
Okay, I just want a stamp of a woman’s finger pointing. Which is when I made an annoying discovery:
There’s a reason they call them MANicules.
I know history tends to be phallocentric, but still you’d think at some point somebody would have said, “You know what would be good? A womanicule.” So I searched. I found one medieval womanicule:
And really, given how people dressed, I’m not even sure that’s a woman’s hand.
I found some androgynous-icules that were fun.
I tried altering vintage clip art. Not so good.
So maybe if I drop the background out of Arno’s, I’ll have what I want. Although Jen’s is damn good, too. And I like the cloud-icule a lot. And that medieval one is too fancy, but could be great symplified. Must cogiate.
No, no, must go back to Act Two of Nita. It’s too long. What a surprise. But still, womanticules, a necessary typographical
Added for Quimi: