Well, still here. Not going to lie; it's been difficult to dedicate SCA time with all of the world going nuts, but I've managed to do a few projects here and there since *checks blog* July, when I last wrote a post. Here's what I did. In August and September, my friends in Meridies invited … Continue reading SCA in the Time of COVID
I'm preparing to go to KWHSS in the Debatable Lands (finally! Another kingdom down for me!) Valor was a lot of fun (and Camp Interkingdom Incident really was a blast to hang out with). And, my class and workshop went well, so definitely some good times. (Also, I forgot that I'm not bad as a … Continue reading Updates to the project list!
I've had the opportunity to work with Anna on the Alternate Byzantine Titles Project, and I'm happy to say that while we have not submitted this to the College of Arms for use, yet (soon!) - our work on it is nearly complete. Come check it out: Alternate Byzantine Titles Project
Something I made last year, but I couldn't blog about until it got to its intended location! As I've stated elsewhere, I started Nobelese Largesse, and one of the sister swaps, on the kingdom level recently got restarted in Æthelmearc. So, I signed up with permission of Baroness Oddkatla, who runs it, and received the … Continue reading Hon Hoard and Norse Quartz
Thanks to some inspiration from my friend Bránn at Matsukaze Workshops, I'm doing a round up of all the projects and things I made (and blogged about) this year. Roman necklace for Magistra Iulia Carved copal Torse medallion Ghent Altarpiece paternoster Syr Matsu's Juzu Juzu for Tanaka Ujimori Banner for Sir Uldin of Ravenscroft Roman … Continue reading Projects of 2015 – the round-up
A very merry Christmas to my readers! I can finally post what I've had to keep under my hat for the past few weeks. Not too long ago, I was commissioned for a couple sets of paternosters, involving the livery colours of the recipients, as well as one of their badges. I used Czech Druk … Continue reading Merry Christmas!
Hi everyone. Just a bit of housekeeping - I updated the theme (TwentyTen, in case anyone was curious) and colour scheme of my blog. It's been a tremendous year! Lots of arts, sciences, and service to be done, and more to come. I'm excited to see what new will come.
So, in Calontir, as you may know from reading past entries, I'm the Principal Herald. This means that I lead volunteers within my regional group in heraldic activities ranging from vocal to sign, heraldic art to book (names and devices), and everything in between. When I stepped into the job, I knew I wanted to … Continue reading Heralds Running Amok; or How to Put Together a Heraldic Retreat
As many visitors to my blog may not know what the SCA is, I figured I'd do a post kind of illuminating what it is that I do, and why it's talked about on this blog. The Society for Creative Anachronism (or the SCA for short) is an educational non-profit dedicated to the research and … Continue reading What is the SCA – Highlight Reels!
Reposting for International Heraldry Day 2015!
As Principal Herald for Calontir, one of the many things I am excited to do with that role is assisting with names and devices. It is also one of the more frustrating things for early period personae or cultures that are not known for heraldry. It’s a bit of a balancing act, between actuality and the more creative parts of the Society for Creative Anachronism.
Azure, a standing seraph argent, a bordure gyronny argent and sable. Art by Kythera of Anevern (http://www.anevern.com/)
In my persona’s period (6th century Constantinople, around the time of Justinian and after the death of Theodora), the only person who would use heraldry would be the Emperor, and it would often be displayed on a labarum (a specific type of vexillium), or a banner that hung vertically. This labarum often featured a Chi Rho as part of the standard, while the vexillium would often be the…
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