Category Archives: SCA

End of the year project roundup: retrospective 2018

In the closing days of this year, I’m doing a retrospective. (Yes, there’s a few days left, but I’m not sure how many SCA-related projects I’m actually going to be able to get done by then, so. . .) I … Continue reading

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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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Omphaloskepsis: that pesky C

Before we get started: I will be watching commentary and IP addresses on this post.  Any use of the terms “Nazi,” or related terms will result in being blocked.  I will not tolerate it, nor will I also tolerate bashing … Continue reading

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Achieve!, or the Diary of making an Achievement of Arms

Achievement of Arms are a period way to show off one’s accomplishments in the SCA, as combined with one’s heraldic device.  I had the great fortune to create a conjugal coat of arms for my Byzanbestie Anna and her husband Gieffrei, … Continue reading

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And after you ditch the donut. . . the bling!

My Byzanbestie, Anna of Anna’s New Rome, just made a post about how anachronistic and frankly, terrible, the fabric donut is with Byzantine clothing.  You can read about it here, with this another part of our collaboration.  (TAG TEAM GO!) … Continue reading

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I live. . .

I know, I know.  I haven’t posted in a while.  I promise I still live.  I’ve been eaten alive by my modern work life and haven’t really posted a lot of the projects I’ve been working on.  I did finish … Continue reading

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Project Updates

Updates have been hard for me lately.  I’ve been dealing with some things to work through as of lately.  I am pleased that the finished pile is getting larger, but the six items have been there for a while and … Continue reading

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Heraldic Mythbusting – I got the Armorial azures; or, why does my heraldry not match the Armorial?

Let’s play a game!  What happens when you give some heraldic artists a few words describing a heraldic device and ask them to draw it?  Read below to see what happened! This particular blog post will serve to do some … Continue reading

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