Remember what I said last time about trying to keep this blog up more regularly? Still haven’t managed that.
When last we left our intrepid scribe she was working on an SCA Court Barony scroll. In the meantime, a friend won Crown tourney in Caid and I offered to be their Court Scribe. Court Scribe in Caid handles putting together award certificates for each event the Royals plan to give awards at. And the new Queen has a Norse persona. While other Crowns in Caid have also been Norse and there have been some fabulous award certificates in a Norse style, none of them made it in to the Court Scribe box (which has blank certificates for a multitude of awards.)
So I decided to make some new ones. I was stuck on what exactly I wanted to have them look like, until a scribe friend from back East shared a scroll that she had done in a Norse style based on carvings from a Stave church. Bingo! There was my inspiration.
So here’s some pictures of the Norse-inspired award certificates.
I have also managed (somehow) to make some progress on the Court Barony Scroll. Calligraphy is done.
And I transferred the design to the paper I’m using. The transfer was a little faint, so I decided to outline everything in walnut ink which is giving me a chance to refine and fine-tune the design. I’m about halfway done.