You know the words. The ones telling you "You made a mistake." That's your Censor. We all have one inside our heads judging every stroke. But to learn scribal arts - or any craft - you have to find a way around your Censor.
Years ago I entered my first competition with an illumination. In my documentation, I wrote about using tracing paper to transfer the image. One judge commented on my lack. I still remember how down it made me feel. The way I handled that, as I often did, was to go to the library and research. In June 1997 I wrote […]
I was asked by a scribal friend last week how I would critique another scribe’s scroll. In Calontir we often talk about this and how to do it. Critiquing another person’s work is tricky because of the personal pride held by the sharer and the hearer. Some encourage gentleness. Others recommend a quick comment like my Mom ripped off a band-aid. […]