I am so behind telling you all about the event I went to the weekend of July 5-7. I was fortunate to go to the Known World Heraldry and Scribal Symposium. It was held only a few hours drive from Lonely Tower in the Barony of Coeur d’Ennui (Des Moines, IA) and the Canton of Axed Root (Ames, IA) . […]
You may have noticed I’ve stepped up my local SCA participation. It’s difficult for me to get away from the Barony so I’ve decided to do more here, taking on more event and local jobs. Book Arts RUSH Flyer I coordinated crash space at Bardic Bedlam, Arts & Sciences competitions at Coronation, and now I’m the Barony’s Social Media Officer. But my bigger project […]
Sunday, two days ago, was a busy day. I hosted the Lonely Tower Scribes Class from 2-5 pm, in my dining room. I tried to prepare the evening before but I was out of blue printer ink. I’d have to wait until the store was open to buy it to print my class handouts. Ugh. I’m usually an over organizer, too. […]
I’m so excited. We have more eager scribes attending our classes. We had three come from the Mag Mor, Lincoln group. This time, I scheduled space at my local library. Even with hauling supplies, I felt better about the space we used. Most people don’t like their picture taken, but I was able to catch M. Rolf (also from Lonely Tower) […]
Today’s Lonely Tower scribal class was concentrated pen fun. Seven students experimented with a 12th-century Protogothic calligraphy script. They were intent on their efforts so we saved the painting part of the class for September’s session. I had students that were novices and also some with art degrees. We shared tools, books, and ideas. I also messaged them a link to my related Pinterest Protogothic calligraphy board, so they can see works done with that script. I’m inspired by their hunger for more. The next class will be September 11th at a nearby library. Since calligraphy took up all the class time, its preparation is done. I can relax and enjoy their reactions to their work.
I’m doing my homework for the coming calligraphy and illumination classes. Commonly I teach to the requested C & I topic. These classes will be different. I want these new students to feel the class benefit as soon as we begin. I want to hit the ground running because many already learned the basics at the recent Lonely Tower Scribal Gathering. These […]
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 […]