So, I don't have a ton of pictures of this, mostly just the end result. The total was 3 floats of highlights, then the embellishments, inscription, shell gold, and border. Total amount of time on this one board: 15 hours. A "light" amount of work. @_@ Use of a pattern doesn't necessarily mean a copy, … Continue reading Icon-a-long with Anna 6: Completion
So. Part of blogging a process as you go along means it's harder to hide mistakes. Mistakes are a natural process of life, and as such, I hate them. But, as part of a learning process, I'm not sugar coating this post. I made some booboos, and learned that Florida humidity is unkind to the … Continue reading Icon-a-long with Anna 3: Gilding
This post shows you the deepest darkest secret of iconography: the patterning process. This is tongue in cheek for obvious reasons. Why? No, really. While many iconographers draw their own images, the vast majority of them are made from patterns that have existed since the Middle Ages or Early-Modern period. You can go on Amazon … Continue reading Icon-a-long with Anna 2: Patterns and Bole
[Yes, the woman who named her site after a VNV Nation song just dropped a Wu Tang reference. Not even sorry.] My husband has a huge head and a normal neck. Those of us who sew know what this means, it means a gaping maw of a neckline that shows off the Norman's delicate ginger … Continue reading “Protect ya neck!” Or, how Anna learned to hide Gieffrei’s delicate collarbones.
No, really. Somehow, it ended up in a box of our holiday decorations because that's how military packers and movers roll. We aren't pros, we have a basic know-how of the art thanks to a couple classes at Pennsic, and dropped a few hundred dollars on supplies because it sounded like a good idea at … Continue reading So, we remembered we had an enameling kit…
Coming soon to a mailbox near you! If you don't have a subscription, I will post an update as soon as the stock clerk has them available on the SCA website. I plan to also purchase additional copies aside from my author copies, and have them available at Birka. I know I haven't been posting … Continue reading My Compleat Anachronist is out!
I was going to make a lovely post this morning on my experiences at Costume College, but WordPress is making it difficult. I hate peddling, but the husband and I are catching up on some unexpected financials from this year (namely my emergency wisdom teeth extractions not fully covered by insurance, and some car issues … Continue reading Anachronistic and Impulsive needs your help!