After I completed my 30 day challenge, I had an idea for my next one, but there was something I wanted to do in between.
Over the last 2.5 years as signet and then as Queen, I have benefited tremendously from the generous and amazing scribes of this kingdom, particularly in the supply of blanks, since I have always been a better calligrapher than illuminator, with the result that I have used far more blanks than I have produced -- especially in the last 6 months when Paul and I were laggardly in arranging our court lists!
So in return and as thanks and some small recompense, I decided to produce a set of three blanks each for the signets of Drachenwald, ID, Nordmark, Aarnimetsä, and also for my new home, Knights Crossing. They won't be flashy, they won't be fancy, but I hope they will be pretty and I hope they will be useful. The plan is to do each set of three in a matching style, but hopefully pick very different styles for each of the five.
For ID, I picked borders from the Manesse Codex. Here are the three:
|Based on 13r||Based on 158r||Based on 120v|
I used a different shade of blue in each one in an attempt to match the one in the MS. The final choice I think was the best.
© 2013, Sara L. Uckelman.