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.
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.
Kingdom of Calontir 2019 Lilies War Photos
There are so many art tool combinations possible. Every scribe has their favorites. I have a few to share.
Arts and Sciences in the Society for Creative Anachronism explained.
Whether you're new to calligraphy or have used cartridge pens for a time here are my info and tips to using them.
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 hadn’t planned to attend the Renaissance Faire this year. I’d planned to visit my brother in Minneapolis for his birthday. That didn’t happen for several reasons. But it meant I was able to help out with Lonely Tower‘s demo at the Renaissance Faire of Nebraska. I’m not going to give a lengthy tale about it. I’ll just share with you a few of the pictures I took. You can tell by the pictures how much fun a RenFaire is. If you haven’t attended one you should. So on to the pictures. So there are two parts to my pictures. First are pictures of Lonely Tower folk enjoying the day and telling RenFaire guests the fun we have all year long recreating things from before 1600. Of course we show off our arts and crafts. And visit with our friends and members from our neighboring Barony of Mag Mor, Lincoln, NE. This RenFaire is to awesome to keep to ourselves. And of course their are martial arts demonstrations. And some things like a Russian caring for a guest’s Chihuahua. You just never know what you’ll find. But there’s more to this wonderful Nebraska RenFaire than what we in the SCA do for it. So the following pictures are a few I took as I walked through out the faire. As I told you at first I hadn’t planned to attend this fascinating whimsical event. I wish I’d had more time […]
Thoughts on how we look at information today and how we research it. Knowing how to seek information with old school and new school methods broadens your possibility to recreate what you want.
Heraldic art is valuable for scroll creation and the best way to personalize an award scroll.
What's so important about May Day? In history, today or in the SCA?