Recently I got hooked on crochet. So far I've made only flat items but I'm learning. Did you know it has links to SCA period? Or that it has health benefits? Find out all about it.
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.
Oops. I couldn't keep up with my Inktober project challenge. Here's what I did accomplish.
Presenting my painted set of Calontir's entry level awards and a bit on how they're created.
You know the words. The ones telling you "You made a mistake." That's your Censor. We all have one inside our heads judging every stroke. But to learn scribal arts - or any craft - you have to find a way around your Censor.
What do you do when you have a short-notice scroll assignment? If it's a made on site "combat" scroll the recipient gets what you have in your head, or what you can pull from a brief satellite hook up. So ideas for what you can do if you're not able to do lengthy research.
Arts and Sciences in the Society for Creative Anachronism explained.
Scribal skill improvement comes with experience over time. There are ways to gain experience without a deadline.
Old calligrapherreminiscing on her pastbeautiful letters.Arthritis crippled fingerswarming in the summer sun. Tanka I composed March 7, 2019. Just getting around to posting it for you.
Making A Hebrew-English Scroll and what it took for me to create the Hebrew calligraphy.
I’ve told you before that I think each scroll is an experiment because from beginning to end it’s a string of options. A learning experience all the way. Well, my “new craft” entry into last week’s Baronial Arts and Science’s Championship was one also. My New Craft Entry I wanted to make a clove-infused skin-care product from Gervase Markham’s 1615 book English Housewife, […]
As I mentioned before my new passion is developing my persona. While I will never be a Duke Cariadoc of the Bow I’m doing more things Jehanne would have done. I, as Jehanne, lived in 15th century Burgundy in Ghent and Bruges. A prosperous time, well-developed in trade crafts. It eventually came under Maximillian I and Mary of Burgundy‘s control. The Holy Roman […]
Largess Display “Back In The Day” Calontir’s summer Coronation is just around the corner. it’s being hosted by the Barony of the Lonely Tower. I hope you’ll come. The event will include a largess display. “What’s that?” you say. In short “largess” are gifts given generously. In the SCA largess is given by Monarchs or the Baronage to show their graciousness and hospitality. A peerage […]
Enlarged upper right miniature Project Title: Duchy Scroll for Issabell St. Charles Project Date: January 13, 2018/Coronation Text by: D. Magdalena vander Meere Inspiration for Text: Translation by: Calligrapher: Jehanne Bening Illuminator: Jehanne Bening Measurements: Support: Pergamenata, C and I area 12″ x 16″ Notable Techniques: Flat gilding using Tresser’s gilding size adhesive. Love it. Script: Early Gothic Pens: Mitchell 5 dip pen […]
Barony of the Lonely Tower’s Roll of Arms You’ve seen these before in earlier posts, often in the background. It’s Lonely Tower’s Roll of Arms. Anyone in the Barony who has an SCA heraldic device has a painted picture of it here with your name on the back. The oldest existing armorial is from the 13th century. They continued to be […]
Project Title: Giraude Benet’s Laurel Scroll Project Date: December 9, 2017 Text by: Malachi von Uri Inspiration for Text: Translation by: Calligrapher: Jehanne Bening Illuminator: Jehanne Bening Measurements: 16 x 20 inches Support: Pergamenata heavyweight natural Notable Techniques: Gilding and interlinear lining. Script: Early/Proto- Gothic Pens: Mitchell 1 mm dip nib and Hunt 512 pointed dip nib Inks: Zig Cartoonist Sumi […]
This is unique and special. Amy Dreyer, known as Lady Beatrix in Calontir, posted a picture of HL Zaneta Baseggio‘s Calon Cross scroll after she framed it. I never get to see a scroll’s end result. This is fabulous. HL Zaneta Baseggio’s Callon Cross Scroll Framed When I create a scroll, if possible, I want it to fit a standard size frame so the recipient can save money to display it. Amy went extra miles to custom frame Zaneta’s award. The frame itself appears to be a Renaissance-era repeating pattern of gold acanthus leaves. It echoes the border I emulated on the award. She also included a double mat. Amy described her selections to me on our Facebook‘s group SCA Scribes and Illumination: The uppermost mat is a shiny black that looks pitch black under glass, I used it since you had such an intense black on the border … Inside that is a fillet, chosen because the pattern matches the inner lip of the frame. Under that is a green mat board I chose because it blended the best with the color of the foliage… The frame itself was actually the last bit of a discontinued moulding that we had made into a ready made frame … Amy’s thoughtful choices made Zaneta’s scroll into a truly prized work. Thank you. Related Prior Post: HL Zaneta’s Calon Cross Scroll External Related Source The Frame Shop, Ames, Iowa
Project Title: Calon Cross Scroll for Zaneta Baseggio Project Date: October 14, 2017/Crown Tournament Text by: HL Saito Takauji Inspiration for Text: ‘The Prince’ by Machiavelli, James 3:13, and the structures of the Venetian government. La Serenissima Regina means ‘most serene Queen’. The mazor consegio was a self-nominating legislative body, and that works as an analogue for the self nominating […]
Scribal Project Information I’ve looked at many lovely scrolls and scribal works on the Internet. Many Kingdoms, Scribal Guilds, and Bloggers display multiple, well-crafted scrolls. I enjoy reading about the techniques and materials scribes use to create their art. I sometimes wonder about information that wasn’t included with the image. Often it’s about the inspiring text source. But not always. Since […]