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This scroll took me a while to complete. I started it back at the end of February 2012, then it took a looong break through the spring and summer, and then I finished it up now at the very beginning of September.

I made the promissory for it too. It was in fingerpaint.

Anyways, this is based on the Hours of Louis of Orleans, c. 1490. A bunch of folios from it can be seen here:


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Unfortunately the one mine is based off of isn't on that site... I've only managed to find one terribly grainy picture of it. It's the folio of St. Tobias & the Fish, whichever one that is.

Anyways, instead of Tobias with a fish, we have a windy-kitty, because the recipient is from Windmasters' Hill and he reeeeally likes cats.

Done with gouache and sumi ink on pergamenata. The gold stuff is yellow ochre arylic with a layer of gold gouache on top to make look more opaque.

The calligraphy hand was really, really annoying, and still doesn't look right. It's like if a gothic hand and a rotunda hand got really drunk at Pennsic and made a calligraphy baby. Le sigh. It's a shame, cause it looks really nice on the source pictures. Hard for me to recreate though.
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Based on a "Biblia pauperum" - Bible of the poor - from the northern Netherlands c. 1405. King's MS 5, f.20, to be specific.

This is made for a superspecialawesome member of my SCA household, Wenllyan. She got her AoA several years ago, but she only ever got a weird promissory sort of situation going on. I hadn't gotten a chance to make her a scroll yet, so I offered to do this one.

The first panel represents her starting off in the SCA in the Barony of Black Diamond, when she was a college student at VT (second tiny Burruss Hall castle I have painted... hmmm trend). The second is of her serving by sewing Viking apron dresses for several members of the barony. It also has a banner on the wall behind her depicting the badges of the offices she has held within the barony. The third panel shows her waterbearing, which she often does at events. The heavy fighter is supposed to be her husband, Philp, and behind them is the "Tudor trailer" that they camp in.

The four folks around the scrolly bits in the middle are the other four "grown up" members of our household. Aneira and Grettir- the heads of the household - are up top, and Cerball and Talia on the bottom. None of them look like who they are. :(

Yay colorful calligraphy! Yay picture book! Boo tiny faces that don't look like the people they are supposed to be portraits of!
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This is Thing One & Thing Two's very first collaborative scroll project! Why oh why did we wait this long?

I only did the calligraphy! All illuminationy bits done by Letia Thistelthueyt. She rocks the Flemish stuff.

This is a GoA level award scroll for an awesome lady in our barony, Windmasters' Hill. It's based on the Mira calligraphiae monumenta. (Flemish and Hungarian, Austria, 1561- 1562 and about 1591 - 1596) It was also done in separate parts, by a calligrapher and then an illuminator, which is the order we did it in. We are *so. period. zomgz.*

First time I've done calligraphy from this source - it's all crazy - I think that the GIANT SWOOPS work well to distract from any mess-ups with the actual writing.

(Also apologies to His Majesty for abbreviating his name. MAH BAD.)
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This scroll is mainly based off the Hours of Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy (c. 1454-55). The Hours contain grisaille miniatures that fill about half of each page, underneath which the customary texts for a book of hours are written in bastarda, following a large puzzlework illuminated letter.

The miniature I chose to use for the scroll is based off of a full-page color miniature from the Hours of Mary of Burgundy (c. 1477), in which a lady is sitting at an open window looking into the interior of a gothic church. Instead of depicting the church, I used a landscape from the background of the Hours of the Cross in the Très Riches Heures of John, Duke of Berry (completed c. 1485- 90).

I used ground pigments bound with glair on vellum - my first time with all period materials! WOO.

Full doumentation is in the journal entries. ^_^

Completed in January 2011.
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Based on the Grandes Heures of Jean, Duke of Berry.

This is the second time I've used this source, and I had forgotten how INCREDIBLY PAINSTAKINGLY LONG it takes to paint.

Calligraphy was done by the most excellent Isemay the Nimble.
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It was for our outgoing baron at his devestiture, right before he moved far far away to another kingdom. He was one of the first people I ever met in the SCA, and he's like everyone's scadian big brother. :)

The miniature is based off of the fresco equestrian portrait of Guidoriccio da Fogliano, c. 1328-30, in Sienna:

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This is a Silver Chalice award for my friend Lauren, who is moving out of barony. She's an art history major and this is her first scroll, so obviously I couldn't decide on a single type of illumination to go with for her. I knew she wouldn't be picky about periodicity, though, so I ended up combining everything I thought she'd like and making this scroll that makes all the C&I Laurels' eyes bleed. ^_^

It has elements from Greek black figure pottery, the Book of Kells, various bits of gothic illumination, an illuminated letter based off a 15th century Italian book page, and an out-of-SCA-period Japanese print from Hokusai's 36 Views of Mt. Fuji series.

There's a silver chalice in each different chunk of illumination, as well as a tardis, a dalek, and a violin that is supposed to allude to Sherlock. Tiny people watching a tiny tv playing Barbarella at our local scriptorium.

Lots of nonsense. :)
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I don't think I'd done a dragon's heart before, but this one was done for my friend Elianora. Greatest surprise setup ever.
Original: Holkham Bible Picture Book a prayer book from South East England, 1327-1335
More info can be found on my Blog: manuscriptjunkie.blogspot.com/
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