Saturday, November 1st, is the last day to order the 2015 calendar and note cards created by scribes of the East Kingdom to support the Royal Travel Fund. Orders will be shipped for receipt by Thanksgiving. Each month’s sponsor and artists are listed below next to a small excerpt from each month. Some sponsors names are being withheld until publication because their dedications are surprises. Orders can be placed three ways: using Paypal via the website using Paypal; by check or cash via Lady Lucie Lovegood; or at Crown Tourney through Lady Lucie or Mistress Catrin o’r Rhyd For.
The Labours of the East, a 2015 calendar with artwork by scribes of the East Kingdom to benefit the Royal Travel Fund, goes on sale today. Each month features a poem about an SCA activity with an accompanying illustration. Blank notecards are also available in sets of 6 that feature parts of the illustrations.
The calendar and the notecards were designed for the enjoyment of members of the SCA regardless of kingdom and to explain the many things that happen in the SCA to people who are unfamiliar with the organization.
The calendar features poetry by Master Christian von Jaueregk and magnificent scribal and calligraphic art by Mistress Rhonwen glyn Conwy; Lady Lada Monguligin; Lady Sakura’i no Kesame; Mistress Eleanore MacCarthaigh; Mistress Ro Honig von Summerfeldt with Mistress Carolyne de laPointe; Mistress Eva Woderose; Lady Palotzi Marti; Baroness Emma Makilmone; Dona Camille des Jardins with Mistress Carolyne de la Pointe; Dona Isabel Chamberlaine; Mistress Khioniya Nikolaevna Ryseva;and Lady Lisabetta Medalia with Mistress Eleanor Catlyng.
Calendars are $17 + $ 3 shipping. Notecards are $12 + $3 shipping. Calendars and notecards can be ordered at the website until November 1, 2014.
To see the artwork and order yours, go to www.eastkingdombookofdays.org.
Would you like beautiful SCA artwork on your walls? Want to explain what you do on your weekends to relatives? Show a friend why they should come to an event? Support the East? The 2015 Labors of the East calendar will do all this, and you have the chance to write a dedication for one of the months.
The calendar (and also sets of note cards) will be sold starting in October to support the Royal Travel Fund. Each month features original calligraphy and illumination illustrating an SCA activity and a humorous poem written by Master Christian von Jaueregk.
Want to dedicate the courtly love month to someone special? Perhaps your fighting household would like the month for Pennsic or a guild would like the month about their art? There will be space on each month for a dedication message and the name of the person or group sponsoring it.
Sponsorship is $100 per month. If you’re interested, contact Lady Lucie Lovegood of Ramisgate (email@example.com) or Mistress Catrin o’r Rhyd For (firstname.lastname@example.org). The subject of each month is listed below with its artists.
|January||Feasting||Mistress Rhonwen glyn Conwy|
|February||Sitting by the fire entertaining||Lady Lada Monguligin|
|March||Martial Pursuits||Lady Sakura’i no Kesame|
|April||Equestrian||Mistress Eleanore MacCarthaigh|
|May||Courtly Love||Mistress Ro Honig von Summerfeldt|
|June||Shearing, spinning, weaving||Mistress Eva Woderose|
|July||Preparing for war||Lady Palotzi Marta|
|August||Pennsic||Baroness Emma Makilmone|
|September||Brewing||Doña Camille des Jardins|
|October||Crown Tourney||Doña Isabel Chamberlaine|
|November||Sewing Garb||Mistress Khioniya Nikolaevna Ryseva|
|December||Baking and Cooking||Lady Lisabetta Medaglia with Mistress Eleanor Catlyng|
More information on how to order a calendar will be available at the beginning of October.
The website of the East Kingdom College of Scribes posted a challenge phrased with such creative language that the Gazette is reprinting it in its entirety below.
Greetings unto all to whom these present letters shall come!
Some of you may or may not have heard of the College of Heralds Imaginary. Some of you might even be a part of that amazing group of volunteers, but of course, can neither confirm nor deny that information with us. No matter. We, the scribes and various artisans of the East Kingdom, have come to hep- er, help you, in putting some “finishing touches” on your artwork for you.
You see, we’ve noticed that each year, a letter of intent is released to the public, displaying what appear to be documentable names (sometimes with devices) with an often silly tone. Ace Pilot, Feare-God Zillah, Antony Stark, Imma Rockstar, and many other favorites.
We’ve also noticed that the East does things a little…. differently. Since we do not have the same customs for achievements of Arms (for example, on a full coat of Arms, in the East anyone can have mantling on a torse, display one or two supporters, etc.), we thought we would provide our assistance. Thus, all who read this missive are hereby invited to create a full coat of Arms (achievement of Arms), displaying the heraldry contained in the pages linked to from here:
Rules? Well, yes, there are rules for this challenge… Continue reading
This article was written by Lady Isabel Chamberlaine and is on her blog. The Gazette thanks her for letting us reprint it here as part of our “how to” series.
Does this sound like you…
“Mostly I don’t know where to start. I like to look at all of the pretty scrolls but I don’t know what basic supplies to get to start trying.”
It certainly sounded like me when I first started, and even though I have an art background I had no clue how to get started or what supplies I needed. I spoke with a few people, found a few online scribal communities, joined some email lists, and asked a few questions. There was however a lot of trial and error and although I’ve gained confidence and skill I still remember those first tentative steps, so here are my recommendations for beginners on the types of tools and materials to equip themselves with.
To start, buy the tools and materials that YOUR budget will allow. Also, remember that materials (and by extension your art) end up being very personal, so what one artist loves another one dislikes. These recommendations are just MY opinion, try different tools and materials as your time and budget permit – if you love them, great. If not, then try something else until you find something you do like. Continue reading
Every year the Tyger Clerk of the Signet arranges for scrolls that the Crown of the East can use as beautiful largesse to give to the Cousin Kingdoms in attendance at Estrella War. It’s something different from our usual run of scrolls, and tends to feature a different mix of scribes and authors each year, inclusive of scroll texts that are generic but in the spirit of friendship this War is known for. Continue reading
As Birka is fast approaching I’d like to remind everyone that there will be a scroll display from 10am-4pm in a room located on the mezzanine above the concierge. Please bring Finished Estrella War scrolls, award scrolls, as well as your portfolios to display. All award scrolls and portfolios must be picked up at least 30 minutes before the close of the display.
We are still looking for a few volunteers to help watch the Scroll Display through out the day. If you are able to give an hour or two of your time to watch the display and greet the visitors coming in to see it please contact me. I will have cookies and chocolate :-)
Thank you all in advance for the contribution of your time and talent.
Yours in service,
Lady Lada Monguligin
Additional event information can be found here:
On Saturday, October 27th, in the Shire of Endewearde, Edward and Thyra will host a tournament to determine their heirs. In this article, you can find pictures of the site and information to help you plan which includes:
- Site information (parking, changing areas, site rules)
- Event schedule and activities
- Information for those fighting in the Tournament
- Travel and lodging information Continue reading
In public consistory, at the time of the solemn and royal court held at Concordia of the Snows, a brilliant assembly of counts and barons being in session, and a very great multitude of nobles and commoners standing before the most serene lord Edward King of the East, and Thyra his Queen, for the purpose of exhibiting the fullness of justice to each person, the said king and the said queen, according to law, did do and cause to be done the following: