Hi all. I know, it's been a bit since I last blogged. With the global shutdown, and with my modern job heavily tied to taking care of contingencies just like this, I didn't have much time to devote to the Society. . .until I could then devote some time to my arts, for a bit. … Continue reading Creative Anachronism in the Time of Corona(virus)
I mentioned in Teaser! that I had a lot of secret projects. And most of them came to fruition yesterday. So, this post will be all about those secret projects. My house has been the Pelican medallion factory as of late. One of those was presented last week at Master Mathurin's ceremony. It's small, about … Continue reading Secret Project Roundup
In the world of historical recreation, we've long been told that facets are not appropriate. While true for rings, I am pleased to say that simple facets are indeed quite period on items such as beads and even creating a flat table for intaglio (which, yes, is a facet). I'd like to show you this: … Continue reading Facets
Finally, I have photos of my Vestal Virgin outfit! (Thanks, Cecilia!) When I put this together, it was for a Roman-themed Coronation. And I wanted to go as period as I could, with as many period materials as I could, with as many period techniques as I could manage. I'll outline what I did for … Continue reading Skipping the Light Fandango; or Project Flammen
One of the things I love are secret projects. I've been commissioned to make a few of them (and unfortunately, this is part of the reason for my long dry spell, as I couldn't talk about them!) and now that they've been given, I can now post about them! First piece is a juzu, commissioned … Continue reading Secret Project Roundup!
I am back from Birka! It was a wonderful event, and it was lovely being able to spend it with good friends. I got to meet my apprentice-sister Iulia (that's us all gussied up on the right), geek a bit about beads and paternosters, and have a lot of fun. I also received my awesome … Continue reading Back from Birka!
Writing scroll texts is a bit of a treasure hunt - some legal texts are perfect for the Grants and Patents of Arms that the Society so loves. Other texts, well, not so much. I was asked to write a scroll text for a new Huscarl (our GoA level in either martial, equestrian, or archery), … Continue reading Scroll Text – Thomas Fleishacker
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!
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
This year, I was requested to make something "kickass" for a largesse gift basket for Their Majesties Calontir to give to their recipient kingdom. It didn't have to be big. But it did have to be neat. So, given that my mundane job has taken up much of my spare time (I'm actually writing this … Continue reading Gulf Wars Largesse