The second draft: spacing, colors, and (ahh!) a bit of white out not satisfactory.
Trying again, fixing spacing, and laying out different colors in this one:
And this one:
Drafting a border...
Based on this:
(A page from the 14th Cen. Metz Potifical which actually was intended to be pigmented)
Putting the border on the lettering. Not so happy with it.
Drafting another border:
Inspired by this:
(Page from Chaucer's Romaunt of the Rose, Circa 1440)
And the "S" curves in this:
Also referencing the rod on Asclepius, a symbol of medicine.