L

is for latin – following on from English and French.

He’s not as flashy as some of his neighbours, because he’s just a humble monk. (I even did his habit from a bit of the handspun sheep coloured wool I did for November of the labours). However I’m quite pleased with my composition to make an L from the scribe and his writing stand – it’s not based on anything specific, but I feel it’s very much in the spirit of some of the whackier illuminated letters.

Oh, and I’m not that good at latin (I managed to fail it as an undergraduate) but there is a website where you can get the declension of anything, I wish they’d had that when I was an undergraduate!

I’m having a lot of fun with little scraps of parchment, it sews very well and is great fun for adding to embroidery.

~ by opusanglicanum on August 30, 2017.

7 Responses to “L”

  1. Yes, the writing stand makes a great capital L. And I do like his little fringe of red hair around his tonsure!

  2. Your monk looks perfect! Did you really use a bit of parchment and embroider the writing on it?

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