Archive for the ‘SCA Scrolls’ Category

Frist Scroll of 2011

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Hi there,

The first scroll of mine for 2011 is completed and ready to go to it’s new home. It is a Beacon of the Desert, a Kingdom level service award. I scanned it before the name and date went on it, so I could post it sooner rather than later.

It is gouache and ink on watercolor paper, and it’s totally cute!

It is based on the Saint Anthony pages, from the Prayer Book of Michelino da Besozzo, from the early 1400s.

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Enjoy!
S

Damiana’s Cyphers – Calligraphy

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Hi there,

I forgot to post these last week, so, here they are now.

These are the Queen’s Cyphers Damiana gave out at her stepping down as Queen of the local SCA group. The Queen’s Cypher is an award members can receive for assisting the Queen during her 6 month Reign. My friend, Jennifer made the King’s Sigils, I did not make them, so they are not posted here.

These are all calligraphy on 230gsm Pergamenata, natural color (creamy off white).

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Enjoy!
S

Danu’s Knighting Scroll

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Hi there,

I was asked by my friend Dana (Danu in the SCA) to make his Knighting Scroll. When they gave him the award, they didn’t give him a scroll, back in 1989. After I got done giggling that it took him a good 21 years to get around to asking someone to make it (and being flattered that it was me he asked), I said “Sure!” and set to work on it.

It is gouache and watercolor paint with ink on 12×18 inch, 140 lb Hot Press Watercolor Paper.

The original I made this piece after is a, “Brass commemorating Sir Geoffrey’s heir, Sir Andrew Luttrell (1313-1390), St. Andrew’s Chruch, Irnham.” from The World of the Luttrell Psalter, by: Michelle P. Brown.

I did the page layout first, then the calligraphy. It is 3 calligraphy hands put together (an early Gothic with tall ascenders – goes above the letter & descenders – goes below the letter, a Gothic for the lower case letters – mostly, and a Secretary for the capital letters). Dana is very tall, so I wanted a calligraphy hand that would match his height.

The background looks like a marbled stone, so I did a watercolor wash of several browns to get the shade I wanted, then I sprinkled it with table salt to get the blotchy stone look.

I then painted the rest of the design with gouache paints.

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Enjoy!
S

Barony of Atenveldt A&S Competition Winner Scroll

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Hi there,

Here’s the scan of the Barony of Atenveldt Arts & Sciences Competition Winner scroll. It is gouache on Pergamenata (not my favorite paper). My friend Ritchyrd Handley did the design, I did the painting, and he also eventually did the calligraphy (not shown). It is approximately 4×5 inches.

This piece just went out this past weekend, so now I can show it to you.

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Enjoy!
S

3 Friends + 4 Hours of Calligraphy = 15 Scrolls

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Hi there,

Yesterday (Wednesday), my friend Jennifer and I went over to another friend’s (Catherine’s) house to do some calligraphy. All told Jennifer and I did about 15, 5×7 inch, SCA scrolls, in calligraphy only, in about 4 hours.

We have decided to show off our calligraphy skills. They are all done in different calligraphy hands with no illumination (we’re on a deadline). A good portion of those hands came out of the Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta (1561-62 and 1591-96), by Georg Bocskay and illuminated by Joris Hoefnagle. (I did 2 hands out of another source book, just to be different.)

These scrolls will be going out on November 6th, so I will be able to post pics in a couple of weeks.

I have another SCA scroll going out this weekend and will post pictures of the Morwenna Pelican scroll next week. I can hardly wait for her to see it!

Until then, it’s off to paint more, do research for my Docent Tour, and do some housework (maybe).

Enjoy!
S

Viscounty Scrolls, Award Date 1990

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Hi there,

I have a couple of friends who received their Viscount and Viscountess awards back in 1990, but didn’t get scrolls at the time. So, after finding this out, I took some time to make their scrolls, and today I will deliver them.

I took inspiration from the Manesse Codex for both pieces. They are gouache paints and ink on watercolor paper.

Here are the pictures.

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Enjoy!
S

Still Waiting on Posting a Pic of a Scroll

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

Hi there,

Well, one of the scrolls that was scheduled to go out last weekend didn’t go, so I can’t post the pic of it as it has the recipient’s name on it. If/When it does go out. or I am forced to scrape the name off, then I will take another scan and post it then.

For now, I need to work on my Docent Tour and get my Talk up to an hour. I’ll have a couple of scrolls to work on in the coming months for sure, Viscount and Viscountess from the early 1990s, to keep my scribally busy.

Enjoy!
S

P.S.: Ha! Ha! I have outsmarted myself! I took a couple of fuzzy pics on my phone to email to the Kingdom Signet (Scribe), and they popped up on my Photobucket. So, here as an addendum are the fuzzy pics of it before the name went on. They will at least give you the feeling of the piece until I can get the scan uploaded.

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2 New Scrolls to Work on

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Hi there,

I have 2 new scrolls to work on. They are both modern materials, watercolor paper, gouache paints, Calli ink.

The first one is for the Commander of the Fleur de Soleil. It is an arts award that goes out only once per 6 months, if at all. This one I’ll be able to post pics as I do not know the recipient.

The second is a Pelican (service award) scroll for a friend who will be receiving it at the end of October. This one, I won’t be posting the pic until the recipient has it in her hot little hands.

I’m also starting the Apprentice year of my Docent training this week. This is the 2nd year of the 2 year training program. Things are going to get super busy for a while.

Enjoy!
S

Pics of 3 Scrolls I can Now Share

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

Hi there,

Yea! It’s here! Today is the day I get to post the pics of the 3 scrolls I have been working on! Yippee!

Here is the pic of Finola Sutherland’s Sable Chevronel, which is the service award for the Barony of Mons Tonitrous (Sierra Vista, AZ). It is modern materials, watercolor paper, watercolor and gouache paints, Calli inks. The design is after, The Bourdichon Hours, of a Mulberry.
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The second scroll is one of the little Authentic Materials pieces I did last year. (Animal skin vellum, loose pigments with egg yolk binder, iron gall ink, gesso and gold leaf.) It is after the Bourdichon Hours, as well, and is of Cherries. It went to Jennifer Trethewy for her Light of Atenveldt (the upper level Kindgom service award for the Kingdom of Atenveldt, SCA). Since I made it, she has been jokingly calling it “My Light”, so I did a little plotting with the Crown who awarded it to her, so it would truly be “her Light”.
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Last, but definitely NOT least, is the 2 sided scroll for Egan and Meadbhb. This is their Thegn and Banthegn scroll, which means they have completed their tenure as Baron & Baroness of one of our local SCA groups. This scroll is authentic materials (listed above with Jennifer’s Light, with the addition of aluminum leaf; silver leaf tarnishes over time and I wanted it to remain silver/white). This one is after the designs in the Book of Kells. The piece of vellum is about 8 x 10 inches, so the tiny spaces really are quite small. Now you can see why I needed to take some breaks away from it to let my eyes adjust back to “normal”. Needless to say, it made a stunning presentation when it was given out.
(This is in the order I completed it in.)

Side 1 – Calligraphy & Outline
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Side 2 – Outline only
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Side 1 – Gesso & Gold Leaf applied
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Side 1 – Paint applied
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Side 2 – Gesso & Aluminum Leaf applied
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Side 2 – Gesso & Gold Leaf applied
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Side 1 – Completed!
Made the red dots around the capital letters more prominent. They were hard to see before.
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Side 2 – Completed!
Painting and finish work is done!
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I am currently working on another scroll which is due in 2 months. I do not have any information on who the recipient will be, so I’ll be able to post a pic of it when I get is completed. So far it’s turning out really nicely. I’ll post a pic of it in a couple of weeks.

Enjoy!
S

Working on Scroll #3

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Hi there,

I am currently working on scroll #3, the Commander of the Fleur de Soleil. It’s an a ward that can, but doesn’t always, go out each reign (6 months). Only one goes out at a time. I found a design that has lots of detail and can be for either a male or female, as I don’t know who the scroll is going to.

I’m working with modern materials for this one. Watercolor paper, gouache paints, and modern inks.

I have it drawn up and some of the background painted. I’ll only take a final scan/pic of it and post it when it’s completed.

In other news, I’m thinking of doing some “how to” scribal videos for my blog. That probably won’t get going for a couple months while I figure things out. But I’ll keep you posted with my progress.

Enjoy!
S