As Mistress Bridget has requested I will try to present myself a bit since I am new here. My name is Nicole d'Anjou and I live in the shire Juneborg in the principality of Nordmark. I had tried my hand a bit at both illumination and calligraphy with Countess Elsa, but at the university of Drachenwald I met Lady Aryanhwy, and that is where I really got caught by illumination. I have started to learn to paint with gouache colours and if you want to see what I have managed so far you are welcome to have a look at http://nicoleillumination.wordpress.com/ where I keep images of my work.
I would appreciate all comments on how I can improve myself and things I should try out. I want to learn and the rest of you have so much experience.