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)
Finally! I got another thing checked off my list of backlog projects! We had a fundraiser for tents for Heralds' Point and for arts and sciences for Lilies War, and I offered a heraldic achievement using gold leaf. Unfortunately, my life got a bit busy, and this got put on the back burner. I finally … Continue reading Thaddeus’ Achievement of Arms
Looking back at my SCA resolutions from last year, and I got none of them done. Sigh. Not. A. One. Now, to be fair, my modern work life was in a crap-ton of flux, but I'm hoping for much smoother sailing this year. Goals #1 (actually finish a project before taking on another one) and #5 … Continue reading 2017 SCA Resolutions, revisited. . .
Yesterday was the baronial arts and sciences championship, which I entered on a lark. The only caveat to the competition is that I could not have entered a competition with it before. You may remember the carved Pelican medallion I made a few entries ago. After buying a jeweler's saw and blades, I cut the … Continue reading Barony of Forgotten Sea Arts and Sciences Championship
It's been a while. So much for keeping up with my New Year's plans. At any point, gratuitous project pic! Tagua nut is also known as vegetable ivory, and is carved using a lot of the same methods, and has the benefit of being vegan and sustainable. This piece isn't necessarily a period piece, but … Continue reading Ask Me Anything!
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
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
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
Even in the chill of autumn, Calontir's Order of the Rose flourishes - and this weekend, at Calontir's 63rd Crown Tournament, a Rose in Any Medium contest was held. So, in honour of #MedievalMonday, there is a post! So, I decided to enter with a diamond point engraved glass goblet. I was inspired by the … Continue reading Roses in the Garden?