It has taken an inexcusably long time to finish this, for which I have much to apologize for. But Phae was the lucky winner. She asked me to do Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare. Excellent choice.
This is 8x10 with a wide blank border on the left for additional decorations to be added. I had extreme spacing issues and had to start this over four times before I got it down. It was longer than I anticipated so had I continued on, I would have run out of paper. Woe betide the scribe who fails to measure.
I used a slightly modified Gothic Textura Quadrata with decorative cadels on the top line. Higgins Eternal ink on Bristol smooth finish paper.
A a bit of a segue related to someone paying for calligraphy, I've been interested in starting a side business, doing calligraphy. Does any one out there have advise or input on this? Recommendations? Suggestions?