Saturday, March 30, 2013
Like a hole in the head
So much for that.
This is fun! My first attempt you can see here, is not that great, but it's not that bad either. I freely admit that the calligraphy style and the illumination style do not, chronologically speaking, match, but it seems I like the round calligraphy hands and the bar and ivy boarders are pretty easy to make look nice and the two just aren't found together in nature. It seems like you get horrible boarders or horrible calligraphy, though I think I may have found some nice, not painful Carolingian boarders like this one at the British Library to go with my not-so-horrible calligraphy so that's something. I've got a lot of room for improvement but for a first-ever try, I am not totally ashamed.
Now to put away the paint and get the hems on the pile of gowns I'm working on done. I've got a fitted gown for the aforementioned baroness to finish off, a gown based on one of the styles seen in the Morgan Bible for next week to finish for me, the under gown for the Morgan dress to assemble and finish, and hemming to do on attempt one at a bliaut or at least something close to one. And then Monday I'm off to an all-day napkin hemming party. If I never hem again...