I’m glad you’re here.

Whether you followed me here from my previous blog create me 365 or just randomly found this, I’m delighted you’re here. I’m glad you’re on board. Photo by Mabel Amber on Pexels.com If you arrived from my Blogger site you’re probably wondering what’s up with the move? Why did I do it? I’ll admit, I made a mistake. I thought with Google owning Blogger their humongous search engines would easily find my create me 365 posts. You’d be able to find them easily and I wouldn’t need to constantly tell everyone on social media. If this is your first visit “Hello”. You’re welcome here. If you’re curious about me, please check out Who I Am. After toiling over a hot keyboard for years I decided I wasn’t seeing the results I wanted. And my renewal date was fast approaching. It made me wonder if there was a better way to reach you. Since I wasn’t blogging for my business – I don’t have one – I just wanted a good looking place for writing. One that made it easy for you to read and to contact me. So I asked my blogging friends what they thought. I learned WordPress offered more functions. One friend explained, “It’s like using Betamax when everything’s happening on VHS.” I was encouraged to change. I see from the transfer most posts and pages made it here intact, although some links are broken. However, the picture layout seems […]

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He’s Back

Hello again, Ian the Green. I want to welcome you back with joy to the world of active blogging and ScribeScribbling. Your year-long absence of inspiring posts was noticed. The two years you worked on a Master of Science degree is important both for you and yours. But without realizing it, your degree will benefit your interest in the hobby you describe as a “lovely and wonderful private scholarship”, your explorations into historical scribal tools and materials. And thus it will benefit teaching your scribal readers too. Including me. So, welcome back Ian. You were missed. Related Prior Post:   5 Inspiring History Recreation Blogs – An Internet Round-up Related External Site: Ian the Green – Flickr Ian the Green – FaceBook

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New Blog Start-up In Calontir

Bloggers of Calontir present you – their readers – research, information and personal thoughts about reenactment and history. I am interested in personal bloggers who post SCA relevant information at least quarterly. And I have another blog for my list. This one belongs to a Calontir friend. It is a new blog. Although she’s not new to blogging, she has another. That one is […]

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Product Links Philosophy

Hello and Greetings You may have wondered if my links to products provide me income. The short answer is “no”.  I include links to products for your convenience. One source you may use to find more about it or to buy it. At the time you read my post they may not even be the cheapest or best place to […]

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That New Year’s Eve Thing

New Year’s Eve is here and where do you go in 2018? Pour a glass of your favorite taste. Think about what you did well or not. Set a few goals or make resolutions. I’ve been blogging about things scribal and the SCA for two years. With this being  New Year’s Eve I thought it a good time to examine the […]

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Another Scribe Online: The Verdant Quill

Before I started blogging I searched the Internet for any blog I could find about manuscript illumination. I found many on calligraphy or fancy cursive. I found academic blogs on medieval illuminated manuscripts. But I found few that related to the illumination craft.  Brother Thomas Profile Logo I have listed related blogs and a few other Calontir sources you might enjoy to the side. There is another source I want to note. It’s actually a source collection by Brother Thomas the Green. He has a Facebook page, an Etsy shop for his books, bookbinding and weaving crafts, and a blog by that name with his published tutorials.  I stumbled on Brother Thomas’ work in an odd way. His class handouts popped up unbidden on my Google Docs page. They were intriguing, so I went looking for the source. His teaching and blogging approaches are interesting. He uses vector graphics, of which I’m clueless.  Brother Thomas’ philosophy is different from mine, perhaps because he comes from the Kingdom of the Midrealm. Have a look at his “Scroll Levels” and “Starting a Model Book” guides. His Facebook page includes some videos he’s made.  Brother Thomas multiple online sites show he’s busy teaching and sharing scribal and weaving crafts. Please have a look at them.

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Photography Tips for SCA Blogging

Blog photos are a special consideration.  Because my blog is mine (not official SCA) my photos do not have model or photo use consents. If you officially serve the Society for Creative Anachronism any “people” photos or videos must have written consent.  If I’m not posting medieval art, I include my scanned art or use my cell-phone camera to take my blog […]

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SCA Blogging

Your SCA experiences, the history you learn and the items you re-create are what the Society for Creative Anachronism is all about. If you are like me and want to share these with others you might want to blog about it, too. Since I enjoyed writing class handouts and competition documentation I thought blogging would be easy. But there’s a difference.  Your […]

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Guest Post Blogging

Just before M. Aidan left to teach at this year’s Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium I asked her if she would guest post on my blog after she returned. She said she was pleased to do it, but would I do the same for her. Of course, I said.  M. Aidan speaking at Calontir’s 2017 Kingdom Arts and Sciences […]

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