My SCA name is Maeva Eiriksdottir and I used to be Bridget's partner in scribal crime. Actually she is responsible for getting me started in the scribal arts about 4 years ago when I watched her doodling away happily at a not so exciting Shire meeting I posed the dangerous question "Can you show me how to do this ?" and from there it went downhill *G* I'm still grateful for her patience and willingness to corrupt me to the side of inkstained fingers.
Almost 3 years ago I followed my husband to the United States and have been living with him and our son in sunny Trimaris. SCA life here is quite different from Drachenwald and it took me a while to get used to it. Being able to help create scrolls for the kingdom helped a lot in the process of making myself at home *S* I have become the mother of scribal arts of my local group and in a moment of insanity volunteered to take over the office of the Signet next March. Since there are few people who draw their own scrolls and even fewer who are willing to do calligraphy I've been focussing on those two tasks a lot lately. So much that occasionally I feel like I'm stuck in one spot and not progressing much in my own art so this forum for feedback means a lot to me.
That being said, here's my latest piece of work,well, half of it anyways because Blogger doesn't seem to like the complete file. It's a Grant-level A&S Award inspired by late 15th Flemish manuscripts. The paper is 9x12 inches, the painted area measures 15cm x23 cm. I prefer not to work bigger than that :o)
It's WN Gouache, Pebeo Gold Gouache and WN Calligraphy ink on Strathmore Bristol vellum.
The little book on the desk reads "Surprise" and "Maeva me fecit" by the way *G*
The missing 'in' in 'proven' is corrected now, by the way.
The complete scroll can be found here
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