Scriptorium Session #1
Hello everyone, as I believe I mentioned before a local college is holding weekly scriptorium sessions which I am lucky enough to attend. Before I go to the next one tomorrow I thought I’d share my work from the one last week. I had a great time working on my calligraphy with others and in just one session I saw remarkable improvement! I’m quite excited at the prospect of the rapid progress these sessions offer. Tomorrow can’t come soon enough!
I started off with i’s and o’s and after a couple of lines moved on to an alphabet chain to try to improve my m’s. Next was a pangram to work on some letter and word spacing.
Next I worked on a poem by Tom Clark, to figure out spacing and lay out for a final piece. But first here’s the same poem written a couple of months ago, for comparison:
And here’s the rough drafts, plus some w’s which I was having some trouble with (being left-handed it’s sometimes difficult to see if I’m getting the right angles and slant):
And finally a final working of the poem on nice, clean, unlined paper:
Unfortunately I messed up on the stanza break again, plus I mixed up a couple of letters, so it’s not the final version yet; just more practice, which I suppose can’t be a bad thing. Also the missing letter is again a ‘w’ to be added in later as a decorated initial.
That’s all for now, I’ll have more to share after the next scriptorium session tomorrow night.