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 […]
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 […]
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.
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, […]