Category Archives: illumination

Byzantine Bone Box Icon and Queen’s Prize

I’ve been quiet lately.  Sorry about that (lots of projects on my plate, lots of items still needing to be done). At any rate, I’ve been quiet as I’ve been working on my Queen’s Prize project. I’ve been intrigued by … Continue reading

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Elspeth of Stonehaven’s Calon Lily

One of the first people I ever met in the SCA was given her Calon Lily this weekend for embroidery, and lucky me, I was given the privilege to not only write her scroll text, but also do the calligraphy … Continue reading

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Medallions

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 … Continue reading

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Secret Project Roundup

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 … Continue reading

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Catalina’s Laurel Scroll

At Chieftains in Three Rivers, my friend Mistress Elianor begged the boon for her apprentice Countess Catalina de Arazuri to be admitted to the Order of the Laurel.  I was asked to do the scroll for Catalina, and I am … Continue reading

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Scrolls and banners and joy, oh my!

I’m going to say it, to hardly anyone’s surprise: I love shenanigans.  And when my Laurel, Bess, contacted me for two big, very awesome ones, I was going to do them. My apprentice-sister Mergriet Van Wijenhorst (or Griet, as we … Continue reading

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A Heraldic Post

One of the things that I am allowed to do, as both a member of the College of Arms and specifically as a Principal Herald is that I have an opportunity to promote heralds to a rank within the College … Continue reading

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And that’s official . . .

It’s been a busy few months for me as I prepared to take the mantle as Principal Herald of Calontir.  Garb to make, contracts to write, calligraph, and illuminate, ceremonies to write, and then bits to learn and create and … Continue reading

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A Panoply of Scrolls (and other things)

I’ve been juggling a couple of things lately, including three scroll commissions from the outgoing queen of Calontir, and learning how to use my new lampwork torch.  I also entered a blank border contest. So, after my trip to the … Continue reading

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Sorry for the Absence!

2013-11-02-1145, a photo by vhersch_rhianydd on Flickr. I’ve had to get some non-SCA life things in order, hence my absence. Let’s get caught up, shall we? A couple of reigns ago, there was a blank border contest. I entered, and … Continue reading

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