August 2018 – English

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You will go safely on your way & you shall not lose your gear. When you lie in your tent, your sleep will be sweet.

Through fog & flood, through blizzard & swarm, I have come. Through all obstacles I have traveled to reach your gates.

So I say to you now, go forth & travel unto the ends of the Earth. There you will find wonders.

(Original work based on Proverbs)

Illumination by Baroness Emma Makilmone
Calligraphy by Duchess Thyra Eiriksdottir
Words by Lady Lillie von der Tann

Persona: Like a leaf on the wind.

Why did you choose this culture? I wanted to remain flexible for the settings around me.

What is the inspiration for your piece and why did it appeal to you? I’ve used this source many times (The Luttrell Psalter) and knew it had what we needed.

Materials used: Mostly Windsor Newton guauche on pergamenta.

Other notes of interest about your piece: The calligrapher loves flamingos!

What is a C&I technique that is challenging to you, or not your favorite? Early Celtic is KNOT my favorite! Hurts my brain.

What is a piece of advice you would give a new scribe? The more you invest in your efforts, the greater your zen and the recipients delight.