Category Archives: herald

Throwback Thursday: Cormac Mór’s Pelican Text

I have been remiss in posting some of my projects.  This one dates from August 2012 (it’s almost five years old!), when my friend Cormac was made a Pelican in Caid.  In honour of him being named the next Wreath, … Continue reading

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Heralds Running Amok; or How to Put Together a Heraldic Retreat 2: Electric Boogaloo

Originally posted on konstantia kaloethina:
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…

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Sometimes, inspiration . . .

. . . shows up in the most interesting ways. About a month and a half ago, I went to a local bead show, and found someone selling netsuke.  And found an adorable falcon-shaped one. For those not in the … Continue reading

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Gobsmacked.

Last Saturday, I stepped down from the Kingdom position of Gold Falcon Principal Herald, a position I held for two years.  I was given some silk and some other sundry bits of fabric, and wanted my friend Anna to make … Continue reading

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War Banners

Just got around to uploading photos of banners I painted for my friends for their trip to Gulf Wars.  (and if you didn’t know about the crazy storms, well, yes, there were crazy storms.)  Best part about the banners is … Continue reading

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Painting Weather Resistant Heraldic Banners

I’ve recently received some requests on how to paint heraldic banners for use outside.  I really enjoy painting heraldry on canvas, as I feel it looks more period. (I love silk banners – really, I do, however, silk in period … Continue reading

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Paternoster for Andreas von Meißen

My friend Andreas was given invitation to join Ansteorra’s Order of the White Scarf not too long ago, and I had always kind of planned on making him a paternoster. This just moved up the schedule. This particular paternoster isn’t … Continue reading

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Heralds Running Amok; or How to Put Together a Heraldic Retreat

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), … Continue reading

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Secret Project Roundup!

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 … Continue reading

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Scroll Text – Calon Lily – Melisent McAffee

I got a request to write yet another scroll text for one of Calontir’s embroiderers, who just happens to have a later-period persona.  After a bit of digging, I found the Paston letters, which date from between the years of … Continue reading

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