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
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
Omphaloskepsis: on asking questions and providing suggestions
It's been kind of a crazy few weeks in SCA blog-land when it comes to arts and sciences and how we ask questions and do things and information transfer and how to act on social media. Y'know, a light week of reading. (So you have an idea, check out these posts: Social Media, the SCA and … Continue reading Omphaloskepsis: on asking questions and providing suggestions
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
Making Norse Festoon Dangles
I've written in the last entry that Calontir is in a Norse reign, and as a result of that, I got to do some research in bits and pieces for Her Majesty Ylva to give as tokens. As I can't make all of them myself, this entry will serve as a way for those who … Continue reading Making Norse Festoon Dangles
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
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
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