The spine grumbling weekend..

This weekend the plan had been for the three of us to head to Hints of History, a demo in Russborough House I was really looking forward to. The weather has been beautiful and I can imagine everyone has had a fantastic time SCAing at a beautiful site, outdoor cooking on a beautiful night.. Sigh…..

Ink and Paint..

I decided to have another go at drawing with ink, and this time decided to try some gouache paints as well.  Nessa has some great photos images from Flaming Arrow.    I’ve been mucking about with “portraits” of the Household for a while and she suggested having a go at creating something with Prince Vitus Polonius and Princess Isabel Peregrinus…

More messing about with Ink

This weekend saw more messing about with ink, but this time I made my own.  I went for a red first from a 16th century recipe, then a 13th century black.  (I am waiting for seeds before I try green ink, and I have yet to set up some verdigris production, which means I won’t…

Messing about with ink..

I have a few projects kicking off for the next SCA event (Eplaheimr’s Champions of the Court of Love in February). I am dabbling with making ink, it’s going well so far, but I wanted to take a bit of a break. I was going to try some calligraphy as practice for when I have…