Romanesque Leaf Border
Learn how to draw and paint this twelfth century border design from the Winchester Bible.
This is a great project for those just starting out with illumination. It will take a couple of hours of your time and give you a real feel for the art form. You will be taken step by step through the process in both a video and a downloadable PDF. You can add it to your calligraphy, make a bookmark or turn it into a full page border for your special project.
Try it... you will surprise yourself.
I am a professional artist and teacher who has been passionately creating Medieval Illuminated manuscripts for thirty years. My work has been sold all over the world. Trained as an art teacher I have taught hundreds of people how to create illuminations for themselves.
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I believe that keeping this beautiful art form alive is very important, so I want to teach you and help perpetuate this time honoured tradition. I also see how illumination can be used to help you. As a gentle, meditative practice; it calms the mind and helps you to focus. In a busy, digital world… it is important to take time out for yourself, make something tangible and connect to your inner creativity. Most of all, the act of creating the beauty for yourself, helps to restore your own inner balance.