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What are the most helpful scribal books? The ones that strengthen most your scribal skills and knowledge. I have favorites to share.
Photos from Anton IV and Yseult's coronation event. Calontir's 72nd King and Queen.
Each year several Known World symposiums are held around the SCA bringing people together to mingle and learn about their special interests. This one was about my two favorite things heraldry and scribal stuff.
“Judging your own work can be harder than judging someone else’s,” says professional artist Francesco Fontana. You know the words. The ones telling you “You made a mistake.” “You did that wrong.” “What were you thinking of?” That’s your Censor. We all have one inside our heads judging every stroke. But to learn scribal arts – or any craft for that matter – you have to find a way around your Censor. You want it to be helpful. To critique your works without judging them. Critiquing yourself is different than being judged in an SCA A&S competition like at the coming Calontir A&S Championship and Tri-levels Event. And it’s not about whether you like your finished work or not. When you critique yourself turn off your inner comments. Things like “Oh, No! I painted outside the design”. Instead turn each into “I can scratch that mark off later. No, biggie.” Or “Oh, well, that’s not much. I can fix that little detail.” Remember flubs were period too. Self-criticism isn’t meant to be negative personal talk. That steals your energy and dead-ends creative paths. You want self-critique to turn nay-saying thoughts into helpful cues. To turn your inner voice into a learning guide that knows higher skill levels are challenging. As a scribe when I’m involved in a project I’m picky. But there are times I like my work too well. Whatever your ability anyone can learn and improve. The important […]
Other scribes provide you designs to paint.
Calontir’s bloggers are a busy bunch presenting you research, opinions, projects, reenactment tales and history. They also come and go over time. Since I switched from Blogger to Word Press I’ve located even more that may interest you. Here are those I’ve found although the list probably isn’t complete. As before these are personal noncommercial Calontiri bloggers who post SCA relevant information at least quarterly. The Falcon Banner, edited by M. Mathurin Kerbusso, is unique as it is a Calontir newsletter. While not an official publication of the SCA or the Kingdom of Calontir, it presents timely information relating to both. The Falcon Banner is always my regular must read. http://falconbanner.gladiusinfractus.com Casks and Quivers is a research information blog written by HL Eynon Llangenydd. On it the author’s full SCA name is a mystery. I found his last name by looking at his listed awards then going to the Calontir OP>Awards>Boga Hirth. And bingo there you see he was its 47th recipient. On Casks and Quivers Eynon gives you details on archery, brewing, naval history and of course his SCA projects. He up most posts with related resources he’s found. Eynon’s name maybe a bit hidden but his information is well detailed. https://www.socpsy.com/casks/ Foxeholly is the SCA blog of HL Ki no Kotori where she writes about Japanese poetry and persona things. Especially her 10th century (Heian Era) Japanese courtier persona. She’s been involved with the SCA since 1991, beginning […]
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. You’re not able to do lengthy research. If you’re home there’s another resource you could quickly use. Copies from your own earlier work. […]
You won’t believe this. The Revel was rained out again. It was suppose to happen in May to choose the next Cut and Thrust Champion. But it rained then. A rain date had been pre-selected for June 23rd. But that was rained out too. So Their Excellencies Augustin and Aleit turned the rain-date alternate site happening into a birthday party. […]
What's in manuscript illumination details? How do you create them? Find out how to increase your scribal detailing skills.