When Brigida, Gold Falcon Principal Herald, asked me if I wanted a crack at a scroll, I asked who it was for and I jumped at the the chance. You see, Andrixos (or Drx, more familiarly) wrote both my Calon Cross and my Court Barony scrolls, and it's always fun to get people back in … Continue reading Andrixos’ Herald Extraordinary
Thaddeus’ Achievement of Arms
Finally! I got another thing checked off my list of backlog projects! We had a fundraiser for tents for Heralds' Point and for arts and sciences for Lilies War, and I offered a heraldic achievement using gold leaf. Unfortunately, my life got a bit busy, and this got put on the back burner. I finally … Continue reading Thaddeus’ Achievement of Arms
Achieve!, or the Diary of making an Achievement of Arms
Achievement of Arms are a period way to show off one's accomplishments in the SCA, as combined with one's heraldic device. I had the great fortune to create a conjugal coat of arms for my Byzanbestie Anna and her husband Gieffrei, and ended up also blogging the process, too. Let's start off with the details and … Continue reading Achieve!, or the Diary of making an Achievement of Arms
And after you ditch the donut. . . the bling!
My Byzanbestie, Anna of Anna's New Rome, just made a post about how anachronistic and frankly, terrible, the fabric donut is with Byzantine clothing. You can read about it here, with this another part of our collaboration. (TAG TEAM GO!) Of course, this led down the rabbit hole of what to do to further ornament … Continue reading And after you ditch the donut. . . the bling!
Heraldic Mythbusting – I got the Armorial azures; or, why does my heraldry not match the Armorial?
Let's play a game! What happens when you give some heraldic artists a few words describing a heraldic device and ask them to draw it? Read below to see what happened! This particular blog post will serve to do some heraldic mythbusting, and to give a peek behind the curtain of the Society College of … Continue reading Heraldic Mythbusting – I got the Armorial azures; or, why does my heraldry not match the Armorial?
Eynon’s Boga Hirth Scroll
When I got the assignment for this particular scroll, I already had an idea for the art. Eynon's persona is a 13th c Welsh archer (which is great for an archery award), but writing the text was going to present some challenges. Part of the reason for the challenge was that I really wanted to … Continue reading Eynon’s Boga Hirth Scroll
Nikolai’s Herald Extraordinary Scroll
When Brigida Gold Falcon reached out to me for a scroll commission, and I got the details, I squee'd. A lot. You see, when I got started in the Society, I needed to work on clothing, and a friend of mine had a quiet place behind a table. The herald's table. So, I sat … Continue reading Nikolai’s Herald Extraordinary Scroll
KWHSS and yet another scroll diary.
KWHSS was a blast. I got to hang out with my brothers, the Four Horsemen of the College of Arms, picked up some scribal goodies (and yet, somehow managed to stay under budget), and learned a lot. Plus, oh, the networking. Also, next year is in Calontir. Come see me. Come take some classes. … Continue reading KWHSS and yet another scroll diary.
So, I sucked it up and decided that I could be poor a couple of weeks. And so I purchased Byzantina Australiensia's new translation of De Ceremoniis so I could start building Byzantine ceremonies and researching things from the primary (or close to it) source document. For those not in the know, De Ceremoniis is the book … Continue reading De Ceremoniis
Jaida’s Pelican Text
When my friend Branwen approached me for ideas on what to do for her protege's upcoming elevation for the Pelican, I panicked a little. I was familiar with doing Andalusian art from doing Catalina's Laurel scroll, but text was going to stretch my knowledge base a bit. I also had plans to actually do the … Continue reading Jaida’s Pelican Text
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