I made a comment on FaceBook the other day about how my current project took on a life of it's own. A couple friends wanted pictures and I pointed out I had barely started, it wasn't ready, blah blah. They told me to start posting progress pictures.
Since almost all of my calligraphy/ illumination work is an award being given to some one I can't post pictures until after they have received it. In this case I'm making the Champion Scroll for our Kingdom Arts and Sciences competition so there isn't a name to put on yet or a surprise to spoil so I'm going to do it.
To begin: Monday morning I decided to check the date of the A&S competition, thinking I had about a week and a half to get this thing done. Good thing I did double check! This has to be in Boise on Saturday. ACK!
I've been playing around with lay out in my head for almost a month so I wasn't at a total loss as to what to do but what is on paper isn't quite what I was planning on. The general lay out was to be a gryphon head in each corner resting on some interlace, kinda column like, with a border of knots and text in the middle.
Before I left for work Monday night this is what I had gotten done.
Firstly the gryphon heads are the one I planned to use, I just thought they were smaller. Secondly when did the damn dots come into play??!!! And finally that cool little corner piece. I saw it in a book and powie it made it's way into the scroll.