It’s hard to know which paper is best for a scribal project especially when shopping online. While you can use any support you choose, cracking the paper code will help you find the best support for your calligraphy or SCA scroll. Here's what you should know.
It’s not easy to keep yourself entertained when you're not able to walk or easily go up and down stairs. Trying to stay entertained I wrote a few tanka. This is my best so far.
Queens Prize is a fun competition. The best way to get used to competing in SCA arts and sciences. Blunders may happen, but with care and consideration most can be overcome.
There should be a written manual for ankle breaks and crutches but there isn't. So everything you do daily becomes an experiment. Here I give you an inkling on what that's like.
Originally posted on Let Us Live Like We Mean It!:
If my body is to be flung out in undiscerning clumps of energy and if it is to become some new chemistry some fertile bit of old-rot earth some poison plant in an old man’s yard some wart enraging the purity of a foreign hand ? and if these transformations…
New Calligraphy Kit? New Pens/Nibs? Some tips on how to get started and a reminder for the rest of us.
Originally posted on scribescribbling:
This will be a series of blog posts aimed to help the newly starting calligrapher. I won’t cover every detail as beginners tend to get overwhelmed by all the details. This is about how to get started and then improve from there. Christmas time is often when people are gifted their first calligraphy kit(s). They get…
New Year's resolutions.Every year I make them and every year I break them. So what about 2020's Resolutions?
Originally posted on Novo Scriptorium:
A nation’s tastes and mentality are nowhere more clearly preserved than in its arts. These embody its loftiest ambitions and most telling achievements. Byzantium’s arts clearly reflect the national genius, for the sharp division between religious and secular art did not hamper Byzantine artists; since both flourished side by side, artists had ample opportunity for…
"Happy Holidays" Itinerant Scribe followers and discoverers.'Tis the season to wish each other joy, love and peace. I hope you're sharing those with others and the holiday’s giving spirit.
The rumors were out there and finally confirmed. Truly, the Barony of the Lonely Tower won't be having its 12th Night event next January. It took a lot for Lonely Tower to cancel its traditional annual event. But it can't be helped. It's very sad.
Since I didn't travel to the Kris Kinder event this weekend to stay busy I binge watched the first two seasons of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel again. I love this show and I want everyone I know to see it. Here's why.
I decided to illuminate bookmarks for a few friends. And I made the designs for you to use too. Enjoy.
On 3 May 1446 Margaret of York was born to the future Edward IV of England .Here Heather R. Darsie describes the Duchess of Burgundy's story.
Originally posted on Of Dreams and Swords:
GUYS. Detail of the Annunciation, from the Benedictional of S. AEthelwold, 963-984, Add MS 49598, Folio 5v According to the Bodleian Library’s online entry for the Benedictional of St Aethelwold, this page (of which only half is here shown) is a miniature of the Annunciation of the archangel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary…
Whether you're shopping for an SCA scribe or you are the creative person here are 18 gift ideas to consider. Some are so economical so you might combine them together. Or use them as small tokens of appreciation at an event.
A little thought, and a little kindness are worth more than a great deal of money. — John Ruskin Things may have changed regarding what we know about the first US Thanksgiving. What I do know is it is important for us to be grateful, kind and appreciate what we have. Enjoy your Thanksgiving.
In the SCA along with the craft you learn there are its laws, social interactions and functions. Learning how "the Dream" works. . Everyone learns differently and everyone coaches differently. How do you get the best from an SCA peer relationship?
Telling the truth behind the skill to learn calligraphy. With conviction you can achieve the skills it takes to create beautiful letters.
I crossed another item off my bucket list. Acupuncture. Here's what I discovered.
Oops. I couldn't keep up with my Inktober project challenge. Here's what I did accomplish.