A&S Guard

Fall 2017 brought great honor and excitement in my life when I was asked to serve on Her Majesty, Vukasin’s Arts & Science Guard. Instead of selecting members from marshaled activities, our Queen saw it fit to appoint members of the arts and science community to serve as her guard during the months that are typically…

My Indenture Scroll

It’s sometimes fascinating what you learn in the process of making SCA items. This time around: word etymology. The word “indent”, is made up of two parts, the second of which “dent”, is originally from the French word for teeth. To “indent” an item historically meant to quite literally cut it into two portions with…

Becoming an Apprentice & Protegé

On April 1, 2017 at our Barony’s Terpsichore at the Tower event, I had the privilege of becoming Mistress Genoveva‘s apprentice and protegé. Below is a photo story of the event. In the SCA, a yellow belt is a sign of the relationship of a protegé who is a student to Pelican for their mentorship. Genoveva, my Pelican,…

Lionel’s Winchester Knighting Scroll

I believe it was sometime between the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays when Duchess Rebekah asked if she could commission a scroll for someone in her House who would be offered the accolade of knighthood. At the time I didn’t know the vigilant, Lionel Jaysson, so I did my best to interview Rebekah as my patroness…

A German Feast for 12th Night

  I offered to create the 12th Night menu and coordinate feast nearly a year prior to the event. I had been dreaming of doing a period German Feast since I had started the SCA more than 15 years ago — and the desire was tickled even more so after completing some research started for…

Wassail 2016

I had the honor of being the event steward for our Wassail celebration in the Barony this past winter.  This is the longest running revel our group has held.  Our Baronial Wassail used to be a great gathering place for those who have distanced themselves from the group in one way or another and this…

Canton Library Demo – An Exercise in Comparisons

Compare and contrast has always been one of my favorite ways of both learning and teaching. This past year we had the honor of holding a demonstration at the Canton Library. We were told that the audience would primarily be young children and families. I wanted to create a display where the children could see…

Pennsic 2016 A&S Display

With much encouragement from my dear friend Kathrine, I finally entered the Pennsic A&S display this past year at Pennsic! Many people were shocked to know that I had never entered. The truth is this was my first Pennsic not being Baroness in about five years — so there was really never the time for…

Celtic Festival Demo – Oatcakes!

Our Celtic Festival demonstration for our Barony is honestly one of my favorite events and something I look forward to every year. (I wish only that it weren’t too close to Pennsic prep-time, but what can you do!?) This year’s demo was just as anticipated for me and I took the opportunity to “up” my…

Regional and Kingdom A&S 2016

I’ve been meaning to post about my A&S experience this year…and wanted to wait until after Kingdom happened. And this is a bit beyond that! The trials of having a blog, right!? So, here I am better late than never! I’m glad to be able to enter A&S after a short break because…life. Big life…but…