Wednesday, 20 August 2008

3 down, 47 to go

I finished my third scroll for my calligraphy & illumination depth challenge today. All the design elements come from the Visconti Hours, early 15th C Italian. You can read the full details here -- though they're a bit sparse at the moment as I forgot to mark down the folios of some of my exemplars, and so have to go back through the book and find them again.

My next scroll is going to be Welsh in style, and I spent a good part of today browsing digitized manuscripts at the Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wale. Here is a direct link to the manuscripts. I think I'm going to be using the script from the Black Book of Carmarthen and adapting some of the capitals from the De Gray Hours.


Monday, 11 August 2008

Another challenger

Hello, I'm Ellina from Isengau. I got talked into participating in the challenge by AElfwynn, she was just too convincing ;-)
As I want to try out many things the breadth challenge is ideal for me. Currently I have some skills in sewing and a little embroidery skills. I want to expand my embroidery skills and want to learn various outher handicrafts. I also want to learn calligraphy and illumination, make some better garb for me and some garb for my husband. And some other tasks... I'm good at making plans of "stuff I want to do" but I'm not that good at really starting and doing the stuff.