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?

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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