Alice In Wonderland Baronial Revel

Potluck delight Each winter the Lonely Tower holds a cold weather indoor revel to find the Baronial Arts and Science’s Champion. To shake our revels up a bit the HL Cristina la Ambeler – organizer and current A&S Champion – gave it an Alice In Wonderland theme too. She asked you to reflect the theme through your period attire or potluck food.  Competitions are the […]

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Judge This

Link Let’s pretend for a moment.  Pretend this is a lovingly-made very-first attempt of someone entering a Kingdom Arts and Sciences novice competition.  How would you judge it? What would you recommend the entrant do for their next creative steps? How would you inspire their creative passion and persistence? In Calontir the premier novice competition is Queen’s Prize Tournament, a non-competitive […]

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Why Is Art Important In The SCA?

Medieval art involved not creative freedom but subjection to rules. Some time after classical antiquity all period creations were done for God’s glory. If that’s the case how does art relate to you and me in the Society for Creative Anachronism? Especially since the organization is apolitical and nonreligious. Why is Art important in the SCA? First, what is art? […]

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The Arts And Crafts Jewel of Calontir: Queen’s Prize Tournament

2016 Queen’s Prize Tournament I’m bummed. Calontir’s Queen’s Prize Tournament is just around the corner, a month away, on September 15th. And I won’t be able to go.  Queen’s Prize is Calontir’s Medieval arts and crafts treasure. An event you don’t want to miss even if you aren’t entering. A competition that’s inspiring for us all, whether you’re a mentor or searching […]

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The New Barony of the Lonely Tower’s Arts and Sciences’ Revel

Arts and Sciences in the Kingdom of Calontir are a big deal. Those hand-done crafts create our medieval ambiance. So you’ll often find us working on a handmade project, even at events. Events in the Kingdom and in our Barony encourage your participation in competitions. Last Sunday the Barony of the Lonely Tower held their annual Arts and Sciences Championship Revel.  This […]

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The Scribal Yin Yang Puzzle

In Chinese philosophy, yin and yang describe how complementary, connected, separate influences compel and connect. I know many such twosomes that exist. Fire and water, expansion and contraction to name two. The SCA has its own. Current creation methods and historic recreation efforts. As a scribal production Laurel, I am drawn to Medieval illuminated manuscript techniques and style yet creating award scrolls […]

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What’s An Award Scroll’s Purpose?

In the SCA we devote hours to award creation and giving. Whether entry level or the highest awards , from start to finish, their total creativity hours are in the thousands for each six-month reign. With all that consumed time, what’s their purpose? Their obvious purpose is to acknowledge the recipient’s accomplished efforts. Whether novice or peer, we celebrate together and mark […]

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