Oct 222017
 

A few folks on FB wanted to get an electronic copy of the handouts for the Whitework 101 class that I taught this weekend at Heralds and Scribes in the Shire of angels Keep here in Aethelmearc.

Gmail didn’t want to move around files they felt were too large. So  I’m going make use of my generally neglected blog and pop them in this post and hopefully it’ll just take the loading time and you right or left clicking (can never remember which) and download them. Here’s hoping this works!) Please be patient while you wait.

Here’s a picture of Pusheen  to keep you company!

HERE ARE THE CLASS HANDOUTS:

Whitework 101: It’s not as scary as it looks

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Small Bar Worksheets

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Versal Circles

Okey dokei I think I’ve got them all up there. Please comment if you download them or have comments. Just be gentle since this is the first class on the subject by me. Please just be patient on the wait. I have a slow server…I think it might be Medieval. 😉

Making garb again…

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Sep 112017
 

Jasper has reminded me that not only do I need to get my scroll assignment done, but I also need to work on a set of new garb for him to wear to the October events. I don’t have enough time this morning to work on it (since I need to pin him in one place to do the draping (I also need to find the muslin I have..somewhere…)
He wants a fuller cotehardie than what he has at present, and I need to make him a cloak as well so he doesn’t freeze. I really do need to call about getting an eye exam since my glasses are really getting bad. *sigh* I just feel like that’s an extra bit of effort that I don’t want to have to deal with at the moment (the eye exam crap etc.)

So I guess I’m going to be busier than normal this week! 😉

Whitework, whitework….Do yawanna learn some whitework?

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Sep 062017
 

So the Autocrat’s second (Monickza) asked me to consider teaching a class at Heralds and Scribes in October….

I hadn’t really thought about it (because well, heralds and scribes is bound to have a bunch of classes I’ll want to attend!!)but I figured why not? It’s a local event (held by my shire and I like to support it however I can.

With that in mind, I have taught Gouache 101 twice now, and I would like to teach something else for a change. Which brings me to think about what skills I have that I could possibly share with folks in a classroom setting–that I would feel comfortable with doing.

I thought about it a bit, bounced it off some of my fellow scribes and even though I’m not a superduper, virtual master whitework artist (not yet anyway. Someday though, maybe), I think I know enough and feel comfortable enough to do a whitework-for-beginners class.

Of course, I don’t have any materials /research for it, but I’ve started looking online as well as in my small scribal library (of real, tangible books!) 🙂
I’m thinking to do a handout like I did for the Gouache for beginners class (that way there’s a take home reference handout/ and some practical application. And practice pieces for students. I always like that kind of thing when I am taking a how-to class. I think doing something while learning about it helps it to stick in the brain better. (That’s my thought on it anyway. I am not a psychiatrist, neuroscientist or anyone else who would be authorized to make that claim as a fact rather than my opinion) 😉

So Now I’m thinking about formatting, amount of time needed and what I want to focus on. I think it’ll be fun once I figure out a plan.

A Shoot in the Wildwood

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Sep 032017
 

This past weekend Jasper and I managed to go to the event. I have to say that for me, it turned out to be the nicest Wildwood event that I have gone to in the past few years. Everyone seemed extra friendly, I got to talk with scribes from all over and of course, I got Jasper to another event (which every event I can get him to makes me happy).

We both got some books from one of the merchants. I got an embroidery book (I was looking for but couldn’t ever find at a decent price for a non-sca project). A book on miniature portraits from the Met’s collection and a very nice book on medieval jewelry. Jasper also bought me a handthrown ceramic cup with some interesting browns and tans on it that made me think of tree bark. It is the perfect size for my hand and holds just under 12 fl oz.

I was dizzy / off balance a bit more than normal but I’m going to put that down to the meds and the heat (I thought the weather report was supposed to be in the low 60’s so I wore my blue wool cotehardie and the teal wool one over it. I was a dork –I spent probably 2/3 or so of the day roasting before I figured d’uh-that I could take off my blue cotehardie and just wear the teal one with my chemise sleeves showing. Once I did that I felt a lot better.

Both courts were interesting to watch (and trying to answer Jasper’s questions about awards that I didn’t know about went on through the day. I loved the fact that he retained for his Majesty, and got to get out there and interact with folks on his own instead of with me there as a buffer. He’s shy and I’m so proud of him for how he handled saturday!

Anyway, it was all good, and it was great to see one of my scrolls handed out at the evening court! Amalie (peri) got a Millrind and I did my best to personalize it for her. I am not the best at drawing or painting animals, but I wanted her little dog o there, and the thrown weapons target, and of course, a windmill to symbolize her being part of the Barony of Delftwood.

It was a great day all around although both Jasper and I basically flopped down and went to sleep after that. ZZzzzzzz

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