First, a bit of silly. (also, reasons why I really shouldn't be allowed into Photoshop #478, and major apologies to Allie Brosh of Hyperbole and a Half). Ahem. Anyway, so, my friend Aline was elevated to the Laurel this weekend at Kris Kinder, which is Calontir's biggest shopping event. When she was announced at Pennsic, … Continue reading Aline’s Laurel Paternoster
Queen’s Prize AS XLIX
Over the weekend was Queen's Prize Tournament, which is a time for Calontir artists that do not already have a Grant of Arms or above (so, Laurels, Silver Hammers, and Calon Lilies cannot participate as an entrant) to make something and get feedback from judges. I've been making glass-headed pins since I got my Hot … Continue reading Queen’s Prize AS XLIX
Pennsic Largesse Roundup!
For the second Pennsic in a row, I've been asked to contribute something to the Pennsic gift basket. This year's recipient was Caid. Conveniently, Knowne World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium was also in Caid! So, I had a mission in addition to the classes I taught - I had to figure out what Their Majesties … Continue reading Pennsic Largesse Roundup!
Going Greek. Sort of.
The upcoming reign is a classical Greek reign, which is why I'm furiously working on garb for this weekend, which is Coronation. After raiding Walmart for sheets (they make fantastic peplos!), I realised I needed to have something to actually turn a bedsheet into piece of clothing. I raided my jewellery box, and unfortunately nothing. … Continue reading Going Greek. Sort of.
EKAE Swap #5
I just got done with the latest East Kingdom Artisanal Exchange, and I have to tell you, this one challenged me a lot. To be fair, my Laurel did lay down a couple expectations about doing something a bit more . . . involved . . . than my last few swaps. So I did … Continue reading EKAE Swap #5
A Panoply of Scrolls (and other things)
I've been juggling a couple of things lately, including three scroll commissions from the outgoing queen of Calontir, and learning how to use my new lampwork torch. I also entered a blank border contest. So, after my trip to the Middle East, I was inspired by the many, many, many Qu'ran pages I saw at … Continue reading A Panoply of Scrolls (and other things)
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