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Jaida’s Pelican Text

When my friend Branwen approached me for ideas on what to do for her protege’s upcoming elevation for the Pelican, I panicked a little.  I was familiar with doing Andalusian art from doing Catalina’s Laurel scroll, but text was going … Continue reading

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Award Recommendations: what are they, and why are they important?

One of the things that the SCA does is grant awards to our participants, much like any other group.  In a sense, each SCA event is like the OSCARs, BAFTAs or the Tonys – we recognize in court as a … Continue reading

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Brigida’s Pelican Text

My friend Brigida had the boon begged to be admitted to the Order of the Pelican back in August.  She asked me to write her scroll text, of which I was pleased to do so.  Brigida’s persona is from 1200s … Continue reading

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Elspeth of Stonehaven’s Calon Lily

One of the first people I ever met in the SCA was given her Calon Lily this weekend for embroidery, and lucky me, I was given the privilege to not only write her scroll text, but also do the calligraphy … 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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Throwback Thursday: Cormac Mór’s Pelican Text

I have been remiss in posting some of my projects.  This one dates from August 2012 (it’s almost five years old!), when my friend Cormac was made a Pelican in Caid.  In honour of him being named the next Wreath, … Continue reading

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It’s been a year: goal-writing and the SCA

On the other other hand, goal-writing allows us to see our own growth and learn from what we’ve done in the past – it’s not a checklist. It’s a way to see how far you’ve come as a person (or your kit, etc.) and yet still show how far you have to go, and then using that as a form of finding contentment. It’s kind of Zen, really. 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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