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Mistress Ysolt’s AoA scroll- 2000

Apparently this scroll has become rather widely known as "the mice scroll," and all because of an error. I left out the word "sable" in the heraldry text, and the scroll was completed before I realized it. Since this award conveys arms, I knew the herald wouldn't sign it unless it was accurate, so I called my friend in despair. A perfectly historically accurate solution would be to have demons stealing the word, she reminded me. And since Ysolt has mice in her heraldry, I decided to use mice for the thieves instead. One is using his nose to point out the original position of the word, while others are scampering away with the goods.  The scroll is 12" x 16" and is based on fol. 53 of <i>The Hours of Jeanne de Navarre.</i> Winsor & Newton Designer Gouache and Sumi ink on Pergamenata paper.

Apparently this scroll has become rather widely known as "the mice scroll," and all because of an error. I left out the word "sable" in the heraldry text, and the scroll was completed before I realized it. Since this award conveys arms, I knew the herald wouldn't sign it unless it was accurate, so I called my friend in despair. What to do? A perfectly historically accurate solution would be to have demons stealing the word, she reminded me. And since Ysolt has mice in her heraldry, I decided to use mice for the thieves instead. One is using his nose to point out the original position of the word, while others are scampering away with the goods. The scroll is 12" x 16" and is based on fol. 53 of The Hours of Jeanne de Navarre. Winsor & Newton Designer Gouache and Sumi ink on Pergamenata paper.