Award of the Purple Fretty – February 2016

Award of the Purple Fretty

Award of the Purple Fretty for the Northern Oaken Recorder Ensemble. Dr. Martin’s inks and Windsor-Newton gouache on pergamenata.

The text reads:

Be it known that We, Nikolai, Tsar by right of arms of the Middle Kingdom and Serena, our Tsarina of love and beauty, have heard and reveled in the exemplary service that the North Oaken Recorder Ensemble hath rendered unto the Midrealm.

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Order of the Pelican – January 2016

Order of the Pelican for Crespine de la Valée. Windsor-Newton gouache on pergamenata; calligraphy done in Dr. Martin’s black India ink using a Brouse nib.

The text reads:

All Gentles and Nobles know by these presents that we Nikolai, Tsar by right of arms of the Middle Kingdom, and Serena, our Tsarina, in consideration of the noble virtues and distinguished service, alike in courtesy and honor as in patience and toil, of our faithful and dedicated Crespine de la Vallée, do creep [NOT a typo] her a Companion of the Order of the Pelican, to be in all places numbered a Peer of our Realm, with all of the rights, privileges, insignia, precedence and responsibilities thereto appertaining.

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Order of the Willow – October 2014

RedDragon2014WillowOrder of the Willow for Mughain nic Cairt Ciannact. Windsor-Newton gouache on pergamenata; calligraphy done in Higgins waterproof (blue, green, and red) inks and Dr. Martin’s black India ink using a .7mm Brouse nib.

The text reads:

Declare unto all that wee [sic] Annmarie, Queen of the Middle Kingdom by the right of arms of Cadogan our King and Defender of the Realm etc.

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Polish Coat v. 1.0

The husband joined the SCA primarily as an excuse to spend time with me. He has been an indifferent Anglo-Saxon, mainly because he wanted to wear pants.

At Pennsic in 2013, he surprised me by seeing a pattern for a 16th-century Polish coat (zupan) and loudly announcing, “I’d wear that!” Happy that he took an active liking to something, I agreed to make one for him.  Continue reading ❧