My rabbit hole since about mid-2020 has been making paint. My Kingdom Arts and Sciences entry involved a palette I'd made, and most of the scrolls I've made in the last six months or so have used paint I've made. A lot of people have been asking for when I'm teaching classes on that, but … Continue reading Painting the Heavens: making gouache paint for SCA illumination
Don’t Throw Away Your Shot: proposal-writing for the SCA in five Hamilton quotes
There are a lot of things to get outraged over, including in one's hobby. In the time of Coronavirus, that all seems to be more magnified, as we're all stuck at home, with very little chance of meeting our friends and chosen family. It's tumultuous both in and out of the Society, and with several … Continue reading Don’t Throw Away Your Shot: proposal-writing for the SCA in five Hamilton quotes
Straight Outta SLC: Quick and Easy SCA Names Using FamilySearch
Documenting names for the SCA doesn't always require large tomes or some sort of wizard with super-linguistic skills to interpret a source. One of the best sources we have at our disposal is FamilySearch, a genealogical tool that has compiled not only International Genealogical Index records, but other records (such as parish and birth) as … Continue reading Straight Outta SLC: Quick and Easy SCA Names Using FamilySearch
Let Me Google That For You: How to Use Internet Tools to Research Effectively
In my post Experimental Archaelogy and Social Media, I talked about the concept of provenance, and why it's so important to historians of all levels. This post, though, will go a bit further in showing that there are tools available to all of us in properly determining where the original post comes from. I was … Continue reading Let Me Google That For You: How to Use Internet Tools to Research Effectively
I live in a kingdom that does preprinted award blanks (that are then painted and the details about the recipients filled in later) for our Award of Arms level (and children's awards). This allows our king and queen to give out awards with their persona involved in the process, and it also allows those who … Continue reading Creating Preprints/Charters
Award Recommendations: what are they, and why are they important?
One of the things that the SCA does is grant awards to our participants, much like any other group. In a sense, each SCA event is like the OSCARs, BAFTAs or the Tonys - we recognize in court as a Society excellence (in a few tiers, that is) in four main groups: martial skill (in … Continue reading Award Recommendations: what are they, and why are they important?
14th Century Hairpins
The upcoming reign is a 14th c reign, with a high persona Coronation, so I've been working on a couple of things to augment what I do have, and being able to go as period as possible has been my aim with this particular project. (Plus, up until this point, I had nothing that quite … Continue reading 14th Century Hairpins
My house, lately, has been the medallion factory. Commissioned by my Pelican, I made these two pieces. I'll also be showing the bits that I'm not proud of (because it keeps me humble), so there's going to be things that just aren't pretty. Welcome to the suck parts of being an artist: project fail. Anyway. … Continue reading Medallions
Project Disco Ball; or how to really bling an outfit
Remember this outfit? It's what I wore when I stepped down from being Principal Herald and I love it still. Except it's not blingy enough for my liking. So, enter Project Disco Ball. Bezants are little metal bits that are sewn to clothing. They're also called paillettes, but the main idea are bits of metal … Continue reading Project Disco Ball; or how to really bling an outfit
Tutorial: Diamond Point Engraving
About a week ago, I posted photos of my Rose in Any Medium goblet entry that I did with diamond point engraving. I also promised those in the Artisans of the Society for Creative Anachronism Facebook group that I would publish a tutorial on how to decorate glass with this technique. Here's what you will … Continue reading Tutorial: Diamond Point Engraving
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