Yay, books!

Jun. 8th, 2005 02:48 pm
Tati is in Phoenix today for work, and brought not only my Riverside Chaucer (which I'd lent her a while back), but also a book called "Painted Prayers", in which she had put post-it notes on a couple pages with good examples of 16th-century illumination ... including one that is a display of arms with supporters, helm, torse and mantling.

Definitely getting some good ideas for this project.
Ianuk, is scribbles still at Matt's?
Corynne:

Have you run Monday evening through committee yet? Are we 'go'? Do you want to meet at my place / my work / or E's house? How early do you think you can get out?
The drive down to Tucson was great, Corinne is an excellent road-trip partner. We got down there just as I predicted, right around 7:30. We both got to work on The Scroll (pictures to be posted later—you know, after it's actually been GIVEN) and had a blast hanging out with the southern scribes. What an insanely talented (and at least a little plain ol' insane) group—everyone was working on stuff that was just awesome. And did I mention that we had a blast? Very, very fun.

I may not be able to post pictures of The Scroll, but ain't no-one can stop me posting this:



Our Queen!
I snapped a few pictures at the Huntington Library's "The Bible and the People" exhibit before I was jumped by a guard, who informed that no photography is allowed at all, even without flash. (In my defense, I didn't see a single sign or posting that said that, so how was I to know?)

Click on the picture to see the rest of the gallery.


[The Ellesmere Psalter: Latin, vulgate translation; written in England
in the first half of the 14th Century.]
Two scrolls that I illuminated were used for Awards at Dragon's Hoarde this weekend; this one and this one. It was really cool to check out Baroness Catherine's album, following a link from the court report she gave on the Aten list, and see two scrolls I'd worked on. And then! I checked my e-mail, and one of the recipients (Lady Sorcha) had sent a really lovely e-mail both to me and to Maestra Alex (who did the calligraphy). That really made my morning-- it was so thoughtful of her.

Of course, I look at the other scrolls that went out at that event, and all I can see is how much I have yet to learn—which makes my self-imposed time-out from scribing even more frustrating (even though, logically, I know that I don't have any time to work on scrolls right now, no matter how much I want to).

But I'm almost done my turn-shoes, and I'll start sewing another undertunic tonight, and there's the possibility that I can finagle time for scribblin' sometime after Coronation. Maybe.


And that's all I've got for this morning, without caffeine in my system.

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