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.