I hate to admit it took me 45 odd years to realise. I had missed the artistic opportunity that my Mum and Dad gave me at birth.
My initials d p work together perfectly to make a very cool signature, almost yin and yang style, they compliment each other.
I guess I was so used to seeing them as capitals, that I failed to see them as a pigeon pair.
I love the idea of having my own mark. My dear maternal grandmother was an enthusiastic potter and had a mark of her own, a cursive MP for Marjorie Price. She had my grandfather craft little wire brand that she would use on fresh clay to make her mark.
Her lovely pottery was voluptuous and organic with a hand built look, I still love it.
However I distinctly remember⠀watching her brand her creations and the lovely flowing signature it made.