Wordsmithing

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Garith Greylever - Award of Arms

I had the pleasure to again work with Lorita.  The timing of the pieces worked out very nicely.  I had plenty of time to put a little more polish on my Insular Half-Uncial. Words:  Unto all who hear these words that We, Brion King and Anna Queen of the East, have found the many services […]

Katharine Slough - OSC

Another fine collaboration with Lady Lisabetta Medaglia.  This one went wonderfully!  After we accepted the assignment she was able to get me the dimensions for the calligraphy space.  While she started her layout I got to work on my first actual wordsmithing.  Thanks to the class I took at Pennsic, I felt much more comfortable in […]

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