Thursday, October 3, 2013

There was some talk at the event about using a variety of letters to begin scroll texts. Here is the list of scroll beginnings I've used before. As you can see, I haven't used some letters yet. Anybody have additions?

Beginning letters and variations thereon
All nobility, know ye by these presents that
All unto whom these presents come know that
Be it known
Declare unto all
Due commendations and greetings from
Excellent are the qualities
For all shall know according to these presents
Give heed to
Hear ye all and know
Hearken all unto whom these presents come
In accord with all that is proper attend and witness
In witness whereof
It shall be known by all that
Know all men by these presents that
Know ye all and sundry
Let it be known
Let all gentles and nobles know by these presents that
Let those herepresent
May all know
Now unto
Observe the will of
Proclaim to all gentles and nobles, that
Quiet all tongues while the Monarchs of the Midrealm proclaim
Read these words
See, read, hear and understand by these presents that
To all and singular
Unto all gentles
Zephyr winds blow

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Inkin' in Lincoln Photos from 2013.

Inkin' in Lincoln is over for this year, although there are plans to do it again next fall. For now, here are some of the photos I took throughout the day.

Roana teaching about the golden ratio.

One of our newer members getting some pointers from Mistress Mary.

Making a tiny scroll.

Eithne hard at work.

You can see the variety of tools used by our scribes in the Midlands.

Somebody mentioned fish, so that's a fish in the shape of a 'U' at the top there.

More scribes very hard at work.

Aw, the guys took a break so they could pose as action figures!

Happy Scribe!

Baron Wilhelm completed the scroll he's working on at the event.

More scribal concentration.

Getting ready for the scribal challenge to make a scroll from the 'strange' materials provided.

Yes, a zombie makeup kit can be used to make a scroll.

Getting started with the challenge. Soy sauce for paint?

Scroll challenge in progress.

Shiny gold fingernail polish! Very sparkly.

Finished challenge scroll #1.

Finished challenge scroll #2.

Finished challenge scroll #3.

Finished challenge scroll #4.

Finished challenge scroll #5.
Norelle and Sorcha were working on wooden book covers.

The paint is 'milk' paint. Painted on in several layers, sanded, and finished with wax (shoe polish to be exact!) These still have several layers to go. Do those stripes look like bacon to you?

We welcome your comments! Suggestions for next year are also good.