Using Katharine Scarfe Beckett's wonderful instructional web site , I have made it through the minuscule gothic littera textualis quadrata. I've had the opportunity to get the feel for each character, some with obviously greater ease than others. Katharine's writing style brought humor and made the lessons much more like fun than work.
Now I can fall back and practice words and sentences to help imprint character strokes, style, and spacing. I'd like to find a resource for majuscules. Also, I may take some time to try out other hands. But for now, in the very short term, I feel like it's time to get back to graphite.
I've only been "without course" now for a week but it seems like ages. I so miss it. Sigh...
Okay, enough melancholia. Today my very first copy of ASBA's The Botanical Artist arrived . The quality of the illustrations is very good and I look forward to reading the articles over and over. And speaking of articles, there are two interviews conducted by Joyce Westner, NESBA president, and a Nuncketest subscriber. Joyce has been very supportive of this beginner artist and she doesn't know it yet (oops, the cat's out of the bag!) but I'll be introducing myself and thanking her in person at the NESBA exhibit in Boston's Flower Show this week. It's nice to have inspiring people in one's life and I am blessed with many! :-)