Monday, October 28, 2013

Snails for Finnguala

A page inspired by the Mira Calligraphae Monumenta for HL Finnguala inghean Alusdair. The original page depicts a fly opposite the right hand snail, but as Finnguala is rather fond of snails the fly was replaced with a second snail.

Ring of Chivalry is given by unanimous vote of the Ladies of the Barony of Wyvernwoode for remarkable courtesy and chivalry.

This image doesn't have the best color representation, especially in the gold tones, but you get the idea.

Here is the presentation:
Photo credit: Ben Turner

I made both of us cry with this one. Doing a piece of illumination for someone you love makes the work so much easier and more delightful. The Mira Calligraphae Monumenta is the favorite manuscript of both Finnguala and myself.

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