Award: Award of the Black Bolt for Isabella Beatrice della Rosa
Date: ITT’s CAT 2017
Paper: 8×10″ on Bristol board
Illumination: Gouache, Micron pen, Finetec gold
Calligraphy: Iron gall ink, 1mm Brause nib
Inspiration: MS M.1089 fol. 190r
With glad hearts do we acknowledge Isabella Beatrice della Rosa’s passion for archery. The persistance, joy, and generosity with which she wields her crossbow, Mirabelle, have inspired many. For this do we, Konrad and Aibhilin, King and Queen of Northshield, bestow upon her this Award of the Black Bolt. Done May 27 AS LII at ITT’s CAT.