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So You Want To Start Scribal: building your scribal box

A lot of people in the past few weeks in the SCA scribal-verse have been asking about how to get started as a scribe in the SCA. I can really only speak as a scribe in Calontir, but the basics … Continue reading

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The Great Gold Paint Review

As a scribe, I’m often asked what I use for my gold paint, and that’s where I kind of hem and haw a bit. You see, like any other art nerd, I have collected a few different supplies here and … Continue reading

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Creative Anachronism in the Time of Corona(virus)

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 … 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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Creating Preprints/Charters

I live in a kingdom that does preprinted award blanks (that are then painted and the details about the recipients filled in later) for our Award of Arms level (and children’s awards).  This allows our king and queen to give … 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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KWHSS and yet another scroll diary.

  KWHSS was a blast.  I got to hang out with my brothers, the Four Horsemen of the College of Arms, picked up some scribal goodies (and yet, somehow managed to stay under budget), and learned a lot.  Plus, oh, … Continue reading

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Time for All Things to End

I am stepping down from my post as Baronial A&S champion this weekend (it was supposed to be earlier this year, but we ended up moving the event due to inclement weather) – so I had some time to finish … Continue reading

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Snorri’s Hammer Scroll, or how to pick your battles

This is actually a project from last year (December!) that I’ve finally got some time to blog about now. I got a scroll assignment from the Royal Scribe for Damien and Issabell and I was immediately inspired to Do Something … 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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