Scrolls galore! I saw so many gorgeous, colorful, detailed and magnificent scrolls that my head spun and I could not have kept them all from blurring together with out the aid of my magic casket and its ability to store images.
I think I will begin with a single, random, framed, illumination displayed by Osama van der Linden:
Aibhlin inghean Daibhidh is another artisan of the Scribal Arts, among other things:
Biau-dou de la Mere is another artisan whose name uses the one letter my keyboard will not do– so my apologies. I was fascinated by the many tiny bottles of colored inks, and the beautiful details in each illuminated page. I cannot imagine the patience it must take to create your own colors from what can be known from history.
Elena Kirchenknopf does calligraphy, and illumination, but I found the calligraphy particularly handsome on this piece.
This young lady, Deanna della Penna, has done a very nice job writing her icons. I do object to Our Lady of Guadalupe with lighter brown hair, icons are conservative and would be properly done with a very dark brown or black, but she had to use what her instructor gave her. I particularly like her tryptic in progress with the accompanying angel panel and the central panel of the Virgin Mary with Christ Child, already completed. She shows a talent for the work. I hope very much to see where she takes it.
Elena Wyth is another calligrapher whose work in color is lovely:
Francisca Sastre de Arellano had a lovely abundance of beautiful scrolls to display. I particularly liked her documentation. I hope I did her work justice with my images:
Hillary Rose Greenslade is the last of the scribal to share here. She showed many beautiful pieces:
I am not certain where to categorize this beautiful work in glass. It glows with light, as does an Illumination. It is a story written in glass which in the West did a similar job of catechizing that the Icon did in the East. So I am including the work of…. uh-oh, I seem to have failed to get his name card! Please let me know who he is if you know! The work is lovely.