Sunday, September 26, 2021

His and Hers Royal Augmentations

 I've been kind of quiet lately.  Being elevated to the Order of the Laurel during Plague-time has been interesting for me.  This is the first major assignment I have taken since I was elevated.  


Coronation after the Longest Reign in SCA History...  


These scrolls are meant to be displayed together, but each one can stand by itself if needed. 

I was inspired to create portraits of both of them, and my eye kept coming back to a Belgian Book of Hours MS M.451.  When further researched, I found that this book is titled the Van Damme Hours, which I must add made me cackle.  My floral and detail choices were deliberate.  His hem and mantle are decorated with the pattern of the tattoo's on her shoulders, for her shoulders held him up and supported him.  Likewise she reads the History of the Realm and records his deeds into the book (and the sword, don't forget the sword). The dove and the snail are just fun.  Both are shown in their finery from the winning of Crown. 

1. Roses.  Red to acknowledge their rank and the love shown t he Kingdom, Pink for friendship, Orange for passion.  Potted, to indicate that the strength of their convictions will never die.

2. Forget-me nots. Obviously.

3. Violets. Watchfullness, Faithfulness.

4. Violas- also known as Hearts Ease.  Yeah.  <3  

 

 

HIS: 


INSPIRATION:  





TEXT:  Based on Count Alberto of Tuscany’s Grant of Inheritance - 1210  I started with the Latin, intending to do it all in Latin, but I don't translate it so...I figured until I get better at it, just the salutation was sufficient.

Declara omnibus generosibus et nobilibus: Nos Ullr et Annelyse Rex et Regina Mediterranei salutamus. Greetings! The celebration of Our Coronation after the longest reign, has conviened the Great Nobles, Peers of the Realm and any others who will bear true testimony wence. We decree that we have found Nobility in Felix the Just of Ramsey, by virtue of his service as Ruler uniting the kingdom under the banner we now carry. He has proven that he holds the good of the Midrealm above all else and as such is granted a Kingdom Augmentation of Arms accompanied with every right, honor and duty. He may charge his arms thus: A pale gules overall a dragon passant vert. Knowing that all these things said here are valid by law and edict, they shall be recorded by Our Heralds on this 25th day of September Anno Societatis 56.

 

HERS: 




INSPIRATION: 





TEXT:  

Declara omnibus generosibus et nobilibus: Nos Ullr et Annelyse Rex et Regina Mediterranei salutamus. Greetings! The celebration of Our Coronation after the longest reign, has conviened the Great Nobles, Peers of the Realm and any others who will bear true testimony wence. We decree that we have found Nobility in Madeleina de La Mans, by virtue of her dignity and grace beneath the burden of the Crown. She has proven that she lives to serve this Kingdom and loves this Kingdom and its people. As such, She is granted a Kingdom Augmentation of Arms accompanied with every right, honor and duty and may charge her arms thus: A pale gules overall a dragon passant vert. Knowing that all these said things are valid by law and edict, they shall be recorded by Our Heralds on this 25th day of September Anno Societatis 56.

Friday, March 5, 2021

Multiple pages from the same Manuscript.

 This is one of my favorite manuscripts to work from.

MS W.16

 There's fun patterns, and lovable bits of whimsy to be added if you want to.  It has something for everyone.  






Watch this space for more.

Royal University of the Midrealm

 I was asked by the Royal University of the Midrealm, to make a template from which Degrees and Honors could be given out from the Dean(s).  


Meyer, Friedrich, B├╝chsenmeister- und Feuerwerksbuch - BSB Cgm 8143, [S.l.], 1594 [BSB-Hss Cgm 8143]  pg 156

I rather like the calligraphic hand here, but I certainly need more practice.  I do like the outcome however, and I was not unhappy enough with it to not send it to the Chancellor.  

Generic RUM Degree.




Sunday, February 21, 2021

The effects of Corona

 This blog has set quiet for some time, in the advent of Coronavirus. That and having a toddler did take my time away from the SCA in more and more interesting ways. 

In that time I was put on Vigil (At Tree Girt Sea's 12th Night) and Elevated to the Order of the Laurel in C&I, in the Ethereal Court.

 

VIGIL:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvoJkpmj6ns&t=115s

 

 ELEVATION: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OuMjuyuO8o&list=PLqb24fT8u8LoUVRyKWjNA7he27rOeRgc5&index=3

 

I have not set idly by my lovelies. More to come and soon. 

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Blank for Drachenwald



Petit Livre d'Amour attributed to the Master of the Chronique scandaleuse Pierre Sala 16th ce.
Stowe 955 fol 13v


I wanted a use for my new scarlet paper to test how good it is.  It's nice, takes paint well, but it also picks up fingerprints.  Whoever gets this blank, has a Saraswati thumbprint too.  Whoopsie.  I went through my 'colored parchment' collection and found this, which is simple but striking.  I haven't tried yet to dye parchment or perg to color, but I might have a go at it with some of the exemplaars that I have. 

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Garbspiration

I promised a blog post about the things that are inspiring me persona wise that I am working on.  Its a massive rabbit hole and I love that India had this incredible variety.  Here they are in no particular order.


This is from the Akbarnama, a text from 1585.  You'll notice a number of very different clothing styles here, indicating differing points of origin for the women in the painting.  I am most fascinated with the woman in the green and purple, bending over offering a cup to the noble lady and the one in blue and red at the bottom possibly playing a drum.






I love the embroidered breast band and belt in these photographs of a sculpture.  I say embroidered, but it is more than possible that it would have been painted and then beaded on top of instead of embroidered.  This appears to be three layers of belt with the beaded clasp portion on the top.  The 'pretty' bit looks to only be in the front, as the back is flat and has no embellishments cut into the stone.  The sculpture is dated to 1400, and is probably a diety.  Though the sculpture itself is missing some of the decoration that would indicate a goddess (The shoulder panels and intricate headdress)






The above images are from Additional MS 16880  Pen Nem.  A Dakani poem about Shahji and Mahji, by Hasan Manjhu Khalji who wrote under the pen-name of Hans and either completed or commenced the composition of this poem in 1009 AH, i.e., 1600-1601 AD


Another figure with the breast band and decoration.



This is a celestial beauty an aspara.  A very minor diety, 8th century. I love the simplicity of her garmets and decorations.  and i wonder if she was holding a fly whisk or a fan.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Hebrew Scroll

Additional 19776 f. 72 Germany, Central (Coburg) 1390-1396.  This text is written in hebrew.  I had started this as a blank ages ago but I had never finished it.  I didn't know what to do with it so it had never gotten finished.   When I got asked if I had any scrolls for Jewish personas, I was thrilled to use this source.  


The text is based on the song: Eishes Chayil which is traditionally sung by husbands to their wives on Shabbat.


Far beyond pearls is her value, our soverigns trust in her and the Midrealm shall lack no fortune.  Caryn of Cynnabar is her name.  She opens her mouth with wisdom and the teaching of kindness is on her tonuge.  Her friends in Cynnabar do rise and celebrate her: Many daughters have attained valor but you have surpassed them all.  False is Grace and vain  is beauty and a G-d fearing woman she should be praised.  So do we Akos and Bella Praise her.  Give her the fruit of her hands and Arms upon her brow and let her be praised at the gates by her own deeds. 

(HEBREW) Blessed are You- G-d out L-rd King of the Universe for having made me according to His will.  

And thus is it written into the record that upon this our coronation day being the 29th day of September in the year of our Society 53 that we make unto Caryn of Cynnabar an Award of Arms.  In witness thereof we do place the character of the Royal Name.