Gothic Littera Bastarda (Bastard Secretary) Script

13th Century and onward script used in England

Jean-Paul du Casse - Write for Laurel

Baroness Lylie of Penhyll reached out to me for her Barons write!  I was beside myself with glee.  As writs are supposed to be kept simple, I really couldn’t add any illumination.  I’d have to rely on the text and while Textura Quadrata is flourishing, I could not help but add my own touch of […]

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 […]

Bergsveinn Hondbrotna - Order of the Silver Tyger

So this past Saturday was the 100 Minutes War in North New Jersey. I dropped off a scroll at East Kingdom Royal (EKR) and noticed the clerk looking worried. Come to find out that there may have been some miscommunication on a scroll assignment due that day. I let her know, if she needs any […]

Olivia Baker - Order of the Sapphire

For this years War of the Roses (Go York!) I had the pleasure of working with Lady Elisabeth Greenleaf.  Elisabeth did a “woodcut” style from 16th Century England.  I chose to accompany it with Littera Bastarda (Bastard Secretary), 13th Century and onward.  Elisabeth was able to get words to me with measurements of my working area […]

Quick Sign for Marias Birthday party

Mostly freehand work.  Needed to do a quick sign to let people know the parking situation for our party.  I used baselines and eyeballed the rest based on the nib width of the pen.  It’s “sloppy work” but I’m pretty happy with my uprights and most of the letter forms/heights given the amount of room […]

Ban of Wintermoor - AoA

My first collaboration with Aislinn at her request.  The night before the event she called me because she was unable to complete the scroll herself.  The morning of the event I used Walnut ink and Bastard Secretary (a nice fast script to write) to crank it out in about two hours.  Thank goodness she used […]

Marjorie Parmentar - AoA

My second work with Lorita.  This one done in Bastard Secretary.  Admittedly it’s a little late period and english, but I didn’t have the time to learn Bâtarde, which would have been more appropriate.  I had some issues with my inks on the paper.  The read feathered slightly, but the red feathered a LOT.  Disappointingly […]