Re: [SCA Newcomers] A+S activities...
> Sounds gorgeous! Illumination is one of those things that I've
> had the nerve (or the time) to undertake!Thanks!! It's not nerve, so much, with me - it's time!! I'm not
doing really complicated stuff, illumination-wise - just a simple
border suffices, really - but I plan it all out, beforehand, so it
does take a while to do!
> > One thing that I found -- I practiced and practiced and it neverSounds gorgeous! Illumination is one of those things that I've never
> > look "right" my letters weren't parallel and all that stuff. So I
> > just wrote with the pen. Everything. School notes, checks, etc.
> > Everything. Then when I tried calligraphy again, it all fell into
> > place.
> > Jerusha
> Thanks Jerusha! I'm not having too much of a problem with that - I
> used lined paper under the paper I'm working on, and that helps.
> Hopefully, with practice, I can get rid of that eventually, but if I
> can't it doesn't really matter that much. I've just written a poem
> out for my mum for her anniversay - I used gothic as it's one that I
> think looks pretty cool, even though it's quite complicated. It took
> me a while, and then I illuminated it, and I'm really proud of it!
had the nerve (or the time) to undertake!