Harvey Wynegode - Baronial Diamond

This was a fun scroll to take on.  Harvey Wynegode’s persona is of a 14c English Wine Merchant.  Unfortunately, I didn’t have a scroll blank fitting to the time or area, but I had plenty of time to come up with something.  I started by pawing through one of the books my Laurel loaned me, […]

Jean-Paul Ducasse - Writ for Laural

To say I was giddy when Lylie reached out to me for this would be an understatement.  Didn’t have to worry about the words, Alys was working on those.  The script was easy, Littera Bastarda because it’s really close to Batârde.  The execution though, that was the thing for me to noddle.  The big factor […]

Symon of Barnsdale - Order of the Silver Wheel

This was a fun scroll to dive into.  The more I learned about Symon, the more I wanted to nerd out on it.  He’s the Webminister to Carolingia, who just overhauled their web site.  A task similar to what I did when I took the Webminister spot for Concordia.  Not only has he been supporting […]

James Hawk Galloway - Order of the Burdened Tyger

I was pretty jazzed when I was approached for this one.  James “Hawk”, has been a good friend of the family for a while.  I was a little surprised that Hawk didn’t already have this award. Reaching out to the point of contact for additional information was a blast.  He spun a great tale of […]

Francisco de Braga - AoA

Words: Greetings unto the populace of the East.  Pay heed all who hear these words that Ivan and Matilde, Tsar and Tsaritsa of the East have heard great tales of the service of Francisco de Braga.  At Novice Schola, long hours did he spend in their Majesties’ kitchen, making ready the pots and pans for […]

Cailleach Dhe ingen Chiarain - Silver Wheel

Another beautiful collaboration with Lisa Cotton!  She’d posted on the EK Scribe site in a panic, looking for a scribe to do calligraphy.  Because I’ll also be going to the event it’s to be delivered to, I offered to help. The fact that the source was written in Textura Quadrata gave me confidence that I […]

Italian Scroll Blank

A while back I’d picked up a copy of The Prayer Book of Michelino Da Besozzo.  It’s got a lot of nice examples from the original prayer book to include illumination and calligraphy.   I’d planned on using one of the plates for a scroll at some point.  The last time I went to visit […]

Terry Pratchett Quote

Originally this had been done as a fun quote piece in my practice book.  It turned out REALLY well, and I shared it on various social media.  Katie fell in love with it.  Neither of us could convince me to cut it from my book, so she requested a framable recreation. The original was done […]

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 […]