One of the great things about having this blog is being able to show off the work that other people are doing. Today I am truly honored to be showing off the work of Lady Elianora Saunfayle, CW, AoA in the SCA. Full disclosure, I met Elianora at her very first SCA event and to my knowledge I had nothing to do with her getting into scribal arts. She is however the apprentice of my former apprentice sister Dame Jocelyn of Lutterworth, OL, who was apprenticed to same Laurel I am apprenticed to. So in a way Lady Elianora could be called my apprentice niece!
Her work is truly beautiful.
Yes, that is a wax seal put there before their Excellencies Ayreton signed the award.
Elianora does her own illumination and calligraphy. The border is hers as is the calligraphy. I love that Elianora did this award because I did Krytyan’s first Purple Fret some years ago. So Krystyan has two awards done by scribes “in the family,” so to speak.
More excellent work by my apprentice niece Alianora. As always clicking on the picture will bring up a larger version where you can see more detail.
This must have been a truly special scroll for Elianora to do. Henry is her Baron, and to do a Grant Level Scroll for your Baron would be pretty special indeed. The detail work here is very nice and the miniatures at the bottom are very recognizable to be the reigning King and Queen of the Midrealm at the time. Portraitures can be very difficult so much so that many people avoid doing them. In about five years of doing scribal work Elianora seems to have got the technique down extremely well!
Well if you’re like me, four pictures is simply not enough. You can see more of Elianora’s scroll work on Facebook in her SCA Scroll Portfolio.
Elianora, you do wonderful work. Truly. I am so happy for you and just in awe that you have gotten so good in such a short time. Yes, I know, Jocelyn is awesome, but so are you.