This picture was taken about 1990 and shows the creative computer use to track the fighting list results.
Students at May’s Lonely Tower scribal gathering suggested we have regular calligraphy and illumination classes. This coming July 24th I will host the first one. While reservations are not needed responding to the event notice on Facebook would help planning. I can easily seat 12 without adding extra tables. Beyond that I’ll have to add tables. This is not a gathering […]
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 […]
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 […]
In 1990 I sewed some boring brown homespun cotton into my first SCA garb. Using a pattern with princess seams, I added buttons up the sleeves and knotwork detail. My first attempt. Today, my camping garb isn’t much better even though I don’t use a pattern to make it.
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 […]
My scroll creation process is not a direct line. To begin, even before I have the text, I research the person to receive the award. Their persona’s time period and personal interests both within and outside the SCA. This has become easier if the person posts on FaceBook, as Bietriz does. I got motifs to work in such as her […]
For a few years, about 2008 and 2009, I enjoyed decorating glassware. The glassworkers in Calontir were making baskets-full of beads at that time. I wanted to decorate glassware. Making glass, like Calontir’s Glassworkers Guild now do, is a true labor of love. It takes skill, heat, and unique materials. I researched engraved and painted […]
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 […]
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 […]