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.
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.
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.
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. Here are the ones I've found
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.