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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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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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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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Heralds Running Amok; or How to Put Together a Heraldic Retreat 2: Electric Boogaloo

Originally posted on konstantia kaloethina:
So, in Calontir, as you may know from reading past entries, I’m the Principal Herald.  This means that I lead volunteers within my regional group in heraldic activities ranging from vocal to sign, heraldic art…

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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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Gobsmacked.

Last Saturday, I stepped down from the Kingdom position of Gold Falcon Principal Herald, a position I held for two years.  I was given some silk and some other sundry bits of fabric, and wanted my friend Anna to make … 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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Heralds Running Amok; or How to Put Together a Heraldic Retreat

So, in Calontir, as you may know from reading past entries, I’m the Principal Herald.  This means that I lead volunteers within my regional group in heraldic activities ranging from vocal to sign, heraldic art to book (names and devices), … Continue reading

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Scroll Text – Calon Lily – Melisent McAffee

I got a request to write yet another scroll text for one of Calontir’s embroiderers, who just happens to have a later-period persona.  After a bit of digging, I found the Paston letters, which date from between the years of … Continue reading

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Scroll Text – Thomas Fleishacker

Writing scroll texts is a bit of a treasure hunt – some legal texts are perfect for the Grants and Patents of Arms that the Society so loves.  Other texts, well, not so much. I was asked to write a … Continue reading

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