One of the tough things is that I have been struggling throughout the pandemic to do anything creative. I have found others are in similar spots. My art went a little backward and I'm trying to bring it around again and increase my abilities. Without practice my art muscles atrophied. This is not an excuse, just an acknowledgement that I am in a different place than I was two years ago. I'm still working on improving my calligraphy and often farm it out to my gifted calligrapher friends. I'm also my harshest critic. I love that the art that I have been able to do because it feeds me, and it is a new beginning.
So to new beginnings.
First up - Maunche for Joannes von Braunsthweig given a short time ago and is in the hands of the recipient. Formal date of presentation is March 5, 2022. I loved the happy, little swirls and detailing.