Birth Announcement

My friend Keziah requested a custom berth announcement scroll for some friends of hers.  Turnes out they’re huge Lord of the Rings fans.  As I’m steadfast against teaching myself Tengwar (the official elvish script of LotR) I decided to go with Insular Miniscule and Insular Half-Uncial.  the Miniscule is close to Tengwar, and the Half-Uncial I […]

First try at making walnut ink Part. 2

So I noticed that While I had soaked a bit of rusty iron in the ink, while cooking it down had started to make it darker, it would get even darker on the nib.  Mind you it wasn’t eating the nib any more than normal but I was getting black caking, which could be wiped […]

Order of the Sapphire

Yesterday I had the honor of being made a Companion of the Barony of Concordia of the Snows Order of the Sapphire!  It’s awesome to be recognized by my now fellow Companions for the effort and progress I’ve made in my Calligraphy and Illumination.

Joel Messerer - Writ

To say I was blown away when Amanda (Aife) reached out to me for this writ was an understatement.  Then our Baroness of Concordia of the Snows reached out to me as well, I was floored.  It was another week or so before the official writ was requested through the Tiger Signet, which I all […]

Christine of Serpentius - AoA

Two weeks before the due date, I woke up to a request from Dutchess Etheldreda asking me if I was able to take on this scroll. Without a second though, I said yes. Viking persona, AoA for learning to sew and taking on thrown weapons. Not much to work with, but the challenge was accepted. […]

So this weekend I decided to try my hand at making walnut ink from some of the black walnuts that litter our block.  One of our neighbors has a tree or two that drops dozens of these things. I’ve read over several recipes and they all pretty much said the same thing.  The husks are most important.  […]

Nuala MacKensie - AoA

After cranking out a few Baronial awards based off of the Vespasian Psalter, I wanted to change it up a bit.  That style is nice and relatively simple. For this scroll, I wanted to change it up a bit, so I grabbed inspiration from the Book of Kells.  The overall layout is still from the […]

Allaster del Blair - AoA

Another collaborative scroll with Lorita de Siena.  The second where we’d changed up the order of operations.  Words and calligraphy were put down on paper and then handed off to Lorita. It took a load of stress off, but I didn’t get to see the final piece.  I had a bit of fun with this […]

Lord Padraig O'Riein - Baronial Sapphire

Most recipants I get to know after they’ve received their scrolls.  This is one of the few, where not only did I know him before he got the scroll, but got to do the whole thing myself.  If I could change anything it would be to do it larger and find a better way to […]