My final day in Philadelphia with farewells and a trip analysis. You also find links to the other tour days.
The tour looks at the Founding Father and the Constitution and later attends a concert by the Philadelphia Orchestra.
A different view of Philadelphia's Old City and a little free time.
This is the third day's post about my Road Scholar Signature City Philadelphia adventure. It featured a walk up South Broad Street - Avenue of the Arts - toward Philadelphia's gigantic City Hall, the Masonic Temple and Reading Terminal Market for lunch. Later we had a bus tour of Philly.
This day in Philadelphia my Road Scholar tour mostly spent the day in the Independence National Historic Park. And for dinner we ate a delicious period "recreated meal" at the City Tavern.
I enjoyed my February Road Scholar trip so much I took another to historic, beautiful Philadelphia. This is the first of several photo heavy posts about my tour.
The British Library is your best online SCA scribal friend. But why?
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between hand lettering and calligraphy? ... While other calligraphers and hand lettering artists may have different definitions and opinions about these, as an SCA scribe I'm sharing mine here.
Inktober is an artist challenge dreamed up by illustrator Jakes Parker. Its original purpose was to improve his personal inking skills. But the challenge has been taken on by others. It's an excellent scribal experiment and personal challenge. A way you can play with new scripts, different papers, unique inks.
Tip: Using enhanced magnification for detailed work.
Blank borders - the illumination only scroll part - are used when Their Majesties give a spontaneous award. But did you know there's a historical precedent for them?
On August 24th the Barony of Mag Mor, Lonely Tower's nearest and dearest cousins, held their annual Cattle Raids event. It included so many activities. Camping, archery, arts & sciences competition, artisan show-and-tell and martial arts. I always see it as a photo op safari. I usually spend the day scoping out views to snap both on the field and indoors. This time was not different.
I've been in the Society for Creative Anachronism since the 1990s. And the world is a different place now. ced with recent serious issues people at the top are truly taking action. For its long-term viability this is a must. How do you feel about the SCA's Mission Statement change? Will it effect our SCA life?
How I found the reblog button on other people's blogs.
Originally posted on La Bella Donna:
Over the next several months I will be teaching classes on the concepts of equity and inclusion in their relation to living history re-enactment for medievalists in general and for the Society of Creative Anachronism (SCA) specifically. In our mission statement we declare that SCA is “devoted to the research and recreation of pre-17th-century…
Originally posted on Novgorod to Three Mountains:
A useful looking resource: The British Library has set up a new page focusing on Hebrew manuscripts, many medieval. The digital collection includes Haggadahs, Torahs, Pentateuchs, and various treatises. Additionally, the site has articles explaining various aspects of these manuscripts. Check them out here. Some examples: 14th c Pentateuch Excerpts from Maimonides’ Code…
Presenting my painted set of Calontir's entry level awards and a bit on how they're created.
I'm taking an apprentice soon. You might have guessed from prior posts. But now there's a ceremony to plan. How do you go about that? How does the ceremony reflect the peer relationship?
If you want to start a blog you might not really know why. There's so many good reasons to do it. I'm probably not the only one with those reasons. Maybe others have the desire and just need help getting started. Or maybe it's time I teach blogging and offer a little push.
Protect the magic that is the SCA.