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)
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
I went on another Pinterest trawl, and found a pin of a paternoster held in the hand of a figure. Having just purchased quite a bit of rock crystal (which is quartz, for those who are looking to recreate their own version) for a pretty decent price at Fire Mountain Gems, I was certainly excited … Continue reading Ghent Altarpiece Paternoster
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 of Arms called the Herald Extraordinary. This, per the July 1981 LoAR, found here, states … Continue reading A Heraldic Post
This year, I was requested to make something "kickass" for a largesse gift basket for Their Majesties Calontir to give to their recipient kingdom. It didn't have to be big. But it did have to be neat. So, given that my mundane job has taken up much of my spare time (I'm actually writing this … Continue reading Gulf Wars Largesse
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 Middle East, I was inspired by the many, many, many Qu'ran pages I saw at … Continue reading A Panoply of Scrolls (and other things)
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 won third place for this entry. Fast forward to a couple weeks ago. A well-deserving … Continue reading Sorry for the Absence!
One of my other great passions in the name of the Society, while out of period for my persona, is paternosters, after stumbling upon http://paternosters.blogspot.com/ a few years ago. I finished one last night, and used coral, quartz, and quite a few charms, in the same vein as this one from the V&A. I did … Continue reading Paternosters
100_0507, a photo by constantiak on Flickr. . . . but squee! I had donated this piece for the Knowne World Auction (that took place at Pennsic this year, and I got the results of how much this collar raised. Half of the proceeds went to my kingdom, or to the artisan's indicated kingdom, which … Continue reading You’ll have to pardon me . . .