I was so happy to be asked for this assignment! And then all the life happened. Lots of outside family events started to take up all my time and energy. Wording became hard, calligraphy was difficult, and the Cadel took a long time to learn. On the upside, I was able to teach myself to freehand that Cadel L. I have had the pleaser of being the Landed Baron of neighboring lands and I was able to witness some of the work Doug has done to make the bardic community thrive, not only in local lands but for the East as well. He’s been a wonderful asset to the community at large.
Leading up to this scroll I was able to get my hands on a copy of Calligraphic Flourishing: A New Approach to an Ancient Art. This book is wonderful and gave me more confidence to add flourishes to my calligraphy. After a few weeks, I was able to comfortably replicate and tweak the example L from the book. I’m looking forward to doing more.
This scroll was not without it’s hardships and blemishes. There was an instance where I started to write the wrong word, because I got distracted, and a spot where the ink wasn’t quite dry when my hand picked some of it up. Fortunitely I was able to clean up most of it. The flourish on the back of the L is a little thick, but I’ll live with it. The line spacing just happened to work out through the magic of Textura Quadratta. (love those long s and half r caricatures)
Let it be known that Our good and noble Douglass Doan has worked long and hard for the benefit of Our Kingdom, most especially as Chatelaine for the East Kingdom College of Performers. As such he has expended great efforts during the wyrd times, to give the Eastern populace opportunities to perform and be seen. He has been autocrat and co-autocrat to a great number of events and opportunities in the ether. Above and beyond this he has been of great service to the Shires and Baronies around him, making sure that the local bardic community had opportunities to practice and perform before the wyrd times. Therefore, at the request of the Companions and by Our wish, We Tindal and Alberic, Consuls of the Eastrealm, do induct the noble Douglass into Our Order fo the Silver Crescent, and further do Grant him the exclusive right to bear these Arms:
In witness whereof, We set Our hand this Anno Societatis LV at the Seventh Ethereal Court of the Eastern Consules.
- White perg
- DeAtramentis Document Black ink
- Leonardt nibs, 1mm and 2mm
- Ruling Pen
- Calligraphic Flourishing: A New Approach to an Ancient Art