Projects

Non-SCA scrolls and other projects.

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 […]

Wedding Invite: Lindy and Ernst

I had the honor of being requested to create the master copy for a Wedding invite for two really good friends. Lindy chose the script and formatting and Ernst provided the words. Uncial Script DeAtramentus Document Black Ink (nice and dark for copying) Archers hot press paper.

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 […]