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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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Secret Project Roundup

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 … 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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War Banners

Just got around to uploading photos of banners I painted for my friends for their trip to Gulf Wars.  (and if you didn’t know about the crazy storms, well, yes, there were crazy storms.)  Best part about the banners is … 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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Scrolls and banners and joy, oh my!

I’m going to say it, to hardly anyone’s surprise: I love shenanigans.  And when my Laurel, Bess, contacted me for two big, very awesome ones, I was going to do them. My apprentice-sister Mergriet Van Wijenhorst (or Griet, as we … 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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