Scriptorium #6 and #7
For the past couple of weeks I’ve been quite unmotivated and completely uninspired to do any sort of calligraphy. This malaise continued through last weeks scriptorium and it wasn’t until yesterday (Thursday) that inspiration and motivation mysteriously returned. So this post includes last week’s scriptorium as well as this week’s.
Then I wrote out the poem that Bilbo writes for Strider. Lord of the Rings is a constant source of quotes and poems for my calligraphy; needless to say I love LotR:
It might be familiar, if it’s not then I have some suggested reading for you: The Elements of Style, by Strunk and White. Brief, succinct writing advise. I found it quite amusing.
And then started working on name tags. The college where the scriptorium is held is having their annual alumni reunion next week and handwritten name-tags were requested. So for the past couple of sessions people have been working on those, about four hundred name-tags! This week I finally jumped in and made some. I didn’t quite feel ready, my capitals are still shaky, but they all turned out alright. I didn’t take any pictures of them and of course they were all left for the alumni outreach person, so I can’t share them with you. But by the time I left there were about twenty left of the four hundred. An industrious couple of weeks for everyone!