For quite some time I had been thinking about studying a new hand and having a try on doing cadels. When Bridget gave me an AoA assignment for winter coronation I thought "now or never". So I set down many evenings right before and during the christmas holidays and practiced first the standard secretary hand. It took me some time to get the angles of my nib right, to be able to write the beautiful thin strocks which are part of some letters, especially the h and the d. Once I felt pretty comfortable with the scribt I started to research cadels. Unfortunatly I did not find many well described examples or at least good picture of it, so I decided to keep to the describtion in my David Harris book.
And here is the resulting AoA from my efforts. It is not easy to see but I illuminated the cadels a bit with some goldpaint as I htink everybody should have some gold on their first scroll. It might as well be their last one, enjoy!
Thanks for the book recomondation...it is now on my "Need to have" list!