Tag Archives: byzantine

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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Ask Me Anything!

It’s been a while.  So much for keeping up with my New Year’s plans.  At any point, gratuitous project pic! Tagua nut is also known as vegetable ivory, and is carved using a lot of the same methods, and has … Continue reading

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Puzzling Out the Procession of the Martyrs

The Procession of the Virgin Martyrs is an incredible piece of art from 6th century Ravenna (see also the mosaic of Theodora with Attendants, also located in Ravenna and completed during the reign of Justinian and Theodora).  Created with thousands … Continue reading

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Headgear!

This morning, as I was getting ready to go to an event, I had an epiphany on headgear. To be fair, I had been stressing over proper headgear and if all else failed, I was just going to stick a … Continue reading

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Misconceptions and the SCA 101: Byzantines

I’m starting a series of blog posts about common misconceptions in the SCA about Byzantium.  Think of this as Byzantine history as applies to the lens that is the SCA.  I’ve listed the misconception first, and the explanation second. 1) … Continue reading

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Heraldry for the Byzantine Persona

As Principal Herald for Calontir, one of the many things I am excited to do with that role is assisting with names and devices.  It is also one of the more frustrating things for early period personae or cultures that … Continue reading

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Helping out.

A friend of mine in the SCA, who is a brilliant scribe and an all around sweet lady, developed COPD even though she has never smoked a day in her life.  I was asked to help out with an auction item … Continue reading

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A thank you gift.

I returned home from my trip to Tir Mara (and playing with the Norse) only to jump into official duties as Gold Falcon Principal Herald of Calontir a few days after I returned.  In this case, I confirmed that the … Continue reading

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Byzantine Influence in the Modern World

Where I talk about Byzantine influence on the modern fashion world. 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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