Wine ink (part 1)

Back in September of 2019, while packing to move, I’d stumbled across two partial bottles of red wine. A sniff test told me that they were pretty much undrinkable. I’d be a shame to throw them out, besides, red wines have tannins, right? Also, I thought I’d read that wine was sometimes used as ink. […]

Left-handed Project (part 1)

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So this post had me thinking a lot about my friends who are left-handed. Several of which have lamented not being able to do calligraphy. Tonight was the first night I sat down and did a full quote in Foundational script with my left hand. In hindsight, it would have been easier to start with […]

Roy de Basillion - OSR

Do you know what makes me feel awesome? Having someone reach out to me and ask me to work on a scroll for or with them. This was one of those assignments. Basically, everything was put into motion and the Signet notified right before the assignment hit the queue. Anne and I started collaboration immediately […]

Kenneric Aubrey - OSB

And this is how you end up with multiple assignments, knowing people. A Facebook group chat was formed and I found myself in the middle of happy exclamations that this was, in fact, going to be a thing! I’d written Kenneric in for a Silver Brooch, but it didn’t get much traction. This time, however, […]

Alastar Tucker - OSB

I’ll admit, I was a little giddy when the Signet reached out to me about this assignment. I already had two others on my plate for the end of the month, but they were calligraphy only. I’m quite happy that through some careful planning I was able to wiggle this into the space between the […]

Fujimoto Dorthy- OTE

And there I was, sitting in the Sanctuary, practicing some calligraphy when I hear “Faolán! Drop what you’re doing and grab your kit!” another Event Expedient Scroll was about to become a thing. Our Queen had struck again, this time with three new companions to the Order of the Tyger’s Eye, given to the teens […]

Lady Hilde Perdue - OSB

This was a fun one. Originally we had not planned to go to the Barony Beyond the Mountain / Bergental Yule. A friend was getting elevated to the Order of the Pelican, but we didn’t think we could swing the logistics of it. Our friend, Jen, offered up her family to dog-sit Ivy, in exchange […]

Muirenn Ingen Broein Meic Riain - AoA

This scroll was a trial. It just didn’t’ want to be. The first attempt was going really well. The paper and ink were getting along pretty well. It was a recycled paper that I’d inherited and I used Noodler’s Bulletproof Black, which is a pretty well-behaved ink. There were some spots that had not been […]

Kyra - AoA

Short quick Award of arms. Her Highness Margarita of the East was listed as the point of contact. She was able to provide some information that I could use for the words. Words: Let it be known to all that We, Luis Rei and Margarita Reina of the East have found the many good works […]

Matthias von Wurzburg - OSC

Another scroll for a member of the Webministry (sysadmins and web administrators). I was doubly surprised when I was sapped for this as not only was it for someone in the East Kindom (EK) Webministry, but it was also submitted by a good friend of mine, Joel (Lord) Messerer. Joel provided a wonderfully rich write-up […]