So I made two scrolls in an exchange of skills group called Medieval Barter Town. I like it, it's lots of fun. I've done some trading of my skill with a brush for some fun things both SCA and non SCA related. Since this blog is SCA related I will only post the scrollwork/art work that I've exchanged for other SCA related things. Anyway in exchange for a new cloak for me (so my old one can be passed to my husband who is also in desperate need of a cloak...) I made 2 award scrolls for the Fight Back Tourney in honor of Baroness E'leri at Pennsic.
The second scroll was for the best Death in their tournament and I decided that some slightly morbid but still humorous imagery would be in order.
Mirandola hours, Italy, ~1475. I found the illumination to be refreshingly challenging, but it was the hand to which I was completely un-familliar that gave me the most problems. I'd like to say I managed alright but I can see where the letters are unevenly sized or unevenly spaced, or worse yet...tilted the wrong way.