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Lauren's Silver Chalice by Merwenna Lauren's Silver Chalice by Merwenna
This is a Silver Chalice award for my friend Lauren, who is moving out of barony. She's an art history major and this is her first scroll, so obviously I couldn't decide on a single type of illumination to go with for her. I knew she wouldn't be picky about periodicity, though, so I ended up combining everything I thought she'd like and making this scroll that makes all the C&I Laurels' eyes bleed. ^_^

It has elements from Greek black figure pottery, the Book of Kells, various bits of gothic illumination, an illuminated letter based off a 15th century Italian book page, and an out-of-SCA-period Japanese print from Hokusai's 36 Views of Mt. Fuji series.

There's a silver chalice in each different chunk of illumination, as well as a tardis, a dalek, and a violin that is supposed to allude to Sherlock. Tiny people watching a tiny tv playing Barbarella at our local scriptorium.

Lots of nonsense. :)
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JARM13 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmm, I've just been asked if I could make one. I'm not sure how much time I have or when it's being given out. This is a very hard act to follow, you set the bar very high.
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Merlyn-Gabriel Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
oh so very cool!
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Merwenna Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks :) it was fun.
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waterdelph Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
I really love the intrusion of the Tardis. The allusion to Dr. Who makes the mix of illumination styles work well together. Good job, you're very versatile.
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Merwenna Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! The Tardis might be my favorite part... thanks for the fav! :)
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LadyArwynn16 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hahaha I love the reasoning behind making "all the C&I Laurels' eyes bleed"!! But seriously, you did a great job of blending many different elements...like better than what people can do with two... that I didn't notice what you did at first...
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LadyEilionora Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So awesome!!! Nice to see it finished :D
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JennOkami Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the TARDIS on the ancient looking scroll and the Dilek. Great job!
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Merwenna Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks :D
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JennOkami Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!
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