I am so behind telling you all about the event I went to the weekend of July 5-7. I was fortunate to go to the Known World Heraldry and Scribal Symposium. It was held only a few hours drive from Lonely Tower in the Barony of Coeur d’Ennui (Des Moines, IA) and the Canton of Axed Root (Ames, IA) . […]
My class at the 2015 Bellewode Symposium You asked for it. My arm was twisted again. I’ll be teaching my “Playing With Powdered Pigments” class at the coming November 3rd Book Arts RUSH classes. I was asked to teach it at two prior Calontir Lilies War RUSH sessions, but I couldn’t. The location wasn’t appropriate. A little wind gust would quickly swirl away […]
Demos are a common activity you find in the SCA. They educate the public about life in the Middle Ages, show off our crafts and skills, and help us find recruits. Today the Barony of the Lonely Tower put on a demonstration at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. The university’s Medieval and Renaissance Studies Department promoted it, calling it “Encountering the Past: […]
Sunday, two days ago, was a busy day. I hosted the Lonely Tower Scribes Class from 2-5 pm, in my dining room. I tried to prepare the evening before but I was out of blue printer ink. I’d have to wait until the store was open to buy it to print my class handouts. Ugh. I’m usually an over organizer, too. […]
Today’s Lonely Tower scribal class was concentrated pen fun. Seven students experimented with a 12th-century Protogothic calligraphy script. They were intent on their efforts so we saved the painting part of the class for September’s session. I had students that were novices and also some with art degrees. We shared tools, books, and ideas. I also messaged them a link to my related Pinterest Protogothic calligraphy board, so they can see works done with that script. I’m inspired by their hunger for more. The next class will be September 11th at a nearby library. Since calligraphy took up all the class time, its preparation is done. I can relax and enjoy their reactions to their work.
I’m doing my homework for the coming calligraphy and illumination classes. Commonly I teach to the requested C & I topic. These classes will be different. I want these new students to feel the class benefit as soon as we begin. I want to hit the ground running because many already learned the basics at the recent Lonely Tower Scribal Gathering. These […]
I’m teaching again!! It’s been years, unfortunately. In early April you can take my “Playing With Period Pigments” class at the Bellewode Heraldic Scribal and Dance Symposium in Kirksville, MO. It is a safety and hands-on class, teaching paint production from natural earth powdered pigments. You’ll take home the safety supplies and paints you make. Would you care to see photos […]
I’m teaching again!! It’s been years, unfortunately. In early April you can take my “Playing With Period Pigments” class at the Bellewode Heraldic Scribal and Dance Symposium in Kirksville, MO. It is a safety and hands-on class, teaching paint production from natural earth powdered pigments. You’ll take home the safety supplies and paints you make. Would you care to see photos I snapped in 2010 of the same class? I just have two. Calontir Scribes Playing with Powdered Pigments Making Paint From Powder My Messy Studio What do I […]