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Lilies War XXX Photo Array

Calontir‘s Lilies War is XXX. I spent five of its ten days enjoying wondrous sights and adventures. Sadly I could not do them all. Not in the day’s numbers nor the picture possibilities. I missed opportunities. Even so – even with the sweltering heat – I had the best of times. Arriving late I set up my camp then attended […]

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Lonely Tower Revel In The Park

Early in June the Barony of the Lonely Tower held their quarterly potluck revel and champion tournament. This one was to select the Barony’s Cut and Thrust Champion.  The weather was perfect and there was a breezy populace turnout. The Cut and Thrust Champion Tournament was the day’s feature, as my pictures show. It had three rapier fighters out doing each […]

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The Making Of An SCA Scroll, Part 2

My last post,,  was about the research, design, and calligraphy of my most recent scroll. This post will be about its illumination. After the calligraphy, I penciled in my design concept. Then I used a black 005 Sakura Micron Pen to make chosen lines permanent. I then erased the pencil with a white eraser. My next step is to paint […]

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From Calm To Clamor

Last year I spent searching for engrossments. Ways to connect and feel purposeful, alive.  Labor day I visited close friends and others in November. I decluttered the house. I went shopping at Kris Kinder, helped with Lonely Tower’s 12th Night Event and attended the Clothiers Symposium. I started this blog, took up Tai Chi and found my way through spring.  Then boom. The […]

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Lonely Tower’s Scribal Gathering

May 8th Lonely held an afternoon of scribal classes. Mistress Aiden came from out of town to present Lord Kahlil his auction winnings, a scribal start up kit. It included books, paints, pens, tools, and other materials. A real haul.  M. Aiden and Ld. Kahlil Kahlil spear-headed the scribal afternoon which included the introduction to Kahlil’s starter kit, how to […]

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