Category Archives: paint

Logan’s Silver Hammer

Being able to work on this was truly a joy.  The work that Count Logan has done in researching banners and then teaching others, well . . . he gets it.  And his work truly is amazing. When I started … Continue reading

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Applying a Medieval Aesthetic to Modern Art

As modern people playing a medieval game, we sometimes bring references to our modern loves within our time in the Society, whether it be through subtle cosplay or what goes into a particular piece of art that we create for … Continue reading

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Thaddeus’ Achievement of Arms

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 … Continue reading

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Creating Preprints/Charters

I live in a kingdom that does preprinted award blanks (that are then painted and the details about the recipients filled in later) for our Award of Arms level (and children’s awards).  This allows our king and queen to give … Continue reading

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Nikolai’s Herald Extraordinary Scroll

  When Brigida Gold Falcon reached out to me for a scroll commission, and I got the details, I squee’d.  A lot.  You see, when I got started in the Society, I needed to work on clothing, and a friend … Continue reading

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KWHSS and yet another scroll diary.

  KWHSS was a blast.  I got to hang out with my brothers, the Four Horsemen of the College of Arms, picked up some scribal goodies (and yet, somehow managed to stay under budget), and learned a lot.  Plus, oh, … 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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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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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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