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 […]

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 […]

Meadbhb Hawtin - Order of the Silver Rams Horn

  The second scroll that I’ve done completely on my own.  There were some lessons learned, but it was a fun project.  For my skills at the time, I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. Materials:  Archers Hot-pressed paper, Guache, Iron Gall ink, Dragonsblood ink, Windsor & Newton Silver ink, and Pelikan Gold paint. […]

Eyvindr Bjarnylr - Order of the Ram’s Horn

Didn’t know much about this recipient.  There wasn’t much of a write-up, but I was able to get in touch with Skarp, and get his side of the story.  I wish I had a little more room to add some more detail. I used a larger brush for the dots, though the bristles weren’t even, […]

Siona Dunleavy - AoA

Another collaboration with Lorita and I gotta say, this one turned out really well.  We changed things up a bit due to the amount of lead time we had.  I had the opportunity to come up with words, the paper, and finish the calligraphy before having the Illumination done.  I have to say, it made […]

Order of the Silver Brooch

Yesterday I was honored to become a companion of the Order of the Silver Brooch for my efforts in Calligraphy and Illumination!  I was absolutely taken aback and was NOT expecting any recognition.  My wonderful friend Heather Rose did the scroll and made sure to track me down after court to congratulate me in person. […]