Scribal Guild cancelled for 10/18 and call for interest

Unto the Barony, greetings from Kameshima, Scribal Guildmaster. Our apologies for the late notice, but we are canceling tonight’s Scriptorium.

As many may have noticed, we have had to cancel a number of the recently scheduled Scriptoria due to mundane life issues. It has become apparent to both Isabel and myself that we are not presently able to give the Guild the attention it is due. Therefore, we are looking for a volunteer to assume leadership of the Scribal Guild and responsibility for hosting the periodic Baronial Scriptorium.

If you are interested in this position, please contact me at scriptorium at debatablelands dot org for more information.

 

Reminder: Scriptorium THIS WEDNESDAY

Unto the Barony, greetings from Kameshima, Scribal Guildmaster! This is your reminder that the monthly Scriptorium will be held tomorrow night, for those of you not planning on attending the Baronial Business Meeting.
Scriptorium is the monthly gathering of calligraphers, illuminators, wordsmiths, and anyone interested in taking up and learning more about these creative arts. We welcome all skill levels, from the most accomplished Laurels to those that have never picked up a pen or a brush. Become part of creating the atmosphere and visual splendor of the SCA!
Join us tomorrow night, Wednesday, August 16, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Kameshima and Isabel’s house in the North Hills. (Our address is listed in the Dark Pages, or you can contact us at scriptorium at debatablelands dot org for more information.) We will once again be holding an Open Project and Small Group Workshop Night, with a focus on creating the Baronial Invitations for the upcoming Æthelmearc 20th Anniversary and Crown Tournament event.
Bring your current assignment, or something that you’re currently learning, practicing or tinkering with. Lots of table space will be made available. Be careful if the recipient is a local scribe, though; we love looking over each other’s shoulders, and we wouldn’t want the surprise to be ruined! 🙂 Alternately, if there is something specific with which you’re looking for individualized assistance, please send mail to scriptoriumat debatablelands dot org in advance and we will see what we can do to get a teacher there to work with you!
Please be aware, our house contains two cats, a dog, and a toddler: medicate or otherwise prepare yourself as necessary.
In Honor and Service,

亀島
Kameshima Zentarō Umakai
男爵領の律法学者の組合の指導者
Baronial Scribal Guildmaster

May Scriptorium Cancelled; Go to War Practice!

Unto the Barony, greetings from Kameshima, Scribal Guildmaster.

This month’s Scriptorium, scheduled for May 17, overlaps with the first night of War Practice. In an effort not to overload your schedule, we are choosing to cancel this month’s practice, and instead, recommend that you attend War Practice and avail yourself of the plethora of scribal classes that will be offered, and the Scribal Playtime that will take place from 10am – 4pm on Saturday, May 20th.

Join us again in June for our regularly scheduled Project Night! Remember that Project Nights are also available for Small Group Workshops: if you have a specific topic or skill that you would like to work on, please let us know at scriptorium@debatablelands.org and we will do our best to arrange for someone to be there to work with you.

​In Honor and Service,
亀島
Kameshima Zentarō Umakai
男爵領の律法学者の組合の指導者
Baronial Scribal Guildmaster

March Scriptorium: Finding the Right Inspiration

Scriptorium is the monthly gathering of calligraphers, illuminators, wordsmiths, and anyone interested in taking up and learning more about these creative arts. We welcome all skill levels, from the most accomplished Laurels to those that have never picked up a pen or a brush. Become part of creating the atmosphere and visual splendor of the SCA!

This month, join us on Wednesday, March 15th, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Kameshima and Isabel’s house in the North Hills. (Our address is listed in the Dark Pages, or you can contact us at scriptorium at debatablelands dot org for more information.) Our topic for March will be “Finding the Right Inspiration” taught by Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope.

Not sure how to find pages from medieval manuscripts and documents that you can use as the basis for your SCA scrolls? Learn where and how to search, as well as how to interpret what you find, so you can be sure that your scrolls are based on period sources.

Please be aware, our house contains a cat, a dog, and an infant: medicate or otherwise prepare yourself as necessary.

February Scriptorium CANCELLED

Unto the Barony, greetings from Kameshima, Scribal Guildmaster.

Unfortunately, due to modern life issues, we have decided to cancel the Scribal Project Night currently scheduled for this Wednesday, February 15th. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused, and we encourage you to continue working and collaborating on scribal projects.

12th Night Top 10 from the Baroness

We had a wonderful time this past Saturday at 12th Night! Thank you to the autocrats, THL Elss and THL Muirgheal, and all your staff. It was a day of merriment and laughter! Here are some of out favorite moments, in no particular order:

  1. The Court of Misrule, administered skillfully and with maximum ridiculousness by the incomparable I Genesii. The King (Lord Kuma), and the Queen (Lady Aine) of Misrule declared many silly things, including calling all Peers “Monster” or “Monstress”, and voguing instead of bowing, among other silliness. It was fun!
  2. Our beautiful new red wool garb, made in just a week by Mistress Ts’vee’a. Thank you!
  3. The ball! An amazing time dancing, with so many dancers! One of the best balls in the Kingdom every year. Thank you to Lord Pavel and all the musicians! And thank you for allowing the Baron and Baroness a dance to ourselves (Rosiboli Gioioso) to end the night. It was lovely!
  4. The Amazing Auction of Highly Desirable Items. Always so much cool stuff, and again, raised enough to cover the cost of the event, so our yearly revel can remain free! Thank you for running it again, Baroness Elizabeth. And, uh, sorry about Otto and Carl bidding on everything… I’ll make sure to explain to them what a “minimum bid” is next time….
  5. The Baronial Bard competition was superb! You made me laugh so hard! Vivat to our new champ, THL Silence!
  6. The Pillow fights! The kids just kept going and going – so much fun! Thanks to THL Jorundr and Mistress Arianna for running it, and Lady Arthes for MOLing, plus THL Muirgheal stepping in to marshal when the kids wanted to keep going after time was up.
  7. Cookies! Thank you Meistari Urho for running the cookie competition again. They were tasty, tasty things! I picked Snickertangles as  my favorite. Snickerdoodles and Tang!! Lady Luceta plays to the audience. 🙂
  8. Court. Small and fun, and always a favorite, to recognize folks that give so much to our beloved Barony! A privilege and honor. And…ummm…. I’m really sorry about throwing the kisses so hard. Baronessing lesson #243: largesse tossing… always underhand!
  9. The wonderful A&S entries. Thanks to all that entered, and congratulations to the new champ, THL Bugga, for her beautiful knitted socks.
  10. The amazing rubbings activity run by Lady Maire. Just beautiful artwork! And thank you for providing an extra prize for Court!
  11. (What, so I can’t count…) The Brewers’ Tap Room. Mmmmmmm. ‘Nuff said.

And of course, the very best thing…all of you! A beautiful day of laughter and eating and drinking and frolicking and fun. Exactly what a 12th Night should be! Thank you all so much!

~Baroness Hilda

January Scriptorium: Introduction to Cadels

Scriptorium is the monthly gathering of calligraphers, illuminators, wordsmiths, and anyone interested in taking up and learning more about these creative arts. We welcome all skill levels, from the most accomplished Laurels to those that have never picked up a pen or a brush. Become part of creating the atmosphere and visual splendor of the SCA!

This month, join us on Wednesday, January 18th, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Kameshima and Isabel’s house in the North Hills. (Our address is listed in the Dark Pages, or you can contact us at scriptorium at debatablelands dot org for more information.) Our topic for January will be “Introduction to Cadels” taught by Master Kieran Macrae.

This evening’s class will center around the design and construction of cadels. Those are the fancy capital letters with lots of lines and ornamentation. Different styles of cadels will be included, and those attending will get a chance to practice the basics of cadel construction and make their own!

Please be aware, our house contains a cat, a dog, and an infant: medicate or otherwise prepare yourself as necessary.

Scriptorium This Wednesday: Holiday Card Spectacular!

Unto the Barony, greetings from Kameshima, Scribal Guildmaster! This is your reminder that the monthly Scriptorium will be held this Wednesday.

Scriptorium is the monthly gathering of calligraphers, illuminators, wordsmiths, and anyone interested in taking up and learning more about these creative arts. We welcome all skill levels, from the most accomplished Laurels to those that have never picked up a pen or a brush. Become part of creating the atmosphere and visual splendor of the SCA!

This month, join us on Wednesday, December 21st, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Kameshima and Isabel’s house in the North Hills. (Our address is listed in the Dark Pages, or you can contact us at scriptorium at debatablelands dot org for more information.) We will be celebrating the winter holidays by hosting a Holiday Card Spectacular!

We will be providing blank cards, some basic patterns, and materials — though experienced scribes are encouraged to bring your own as well — for the creation of illuminated cards! These cards can be used to celebrate the holiday season, as a special “thank you” card for the giver of that perfect gift, or just made to keep in reserve for that surprise occasion where nothing can express the sentiment quite like a hand-made piece of art.

Please be aware, our house contains a cat, a dog, and an infant: medicate or otherwise prepare yourself as necessary.

In Honor and Service,
亀島
Kameshima Zentarō Umakai
​男爵領の律法学者の組合の指導者
Baronial Scribal Guildmaster

Scriptorium – Basic Manuscript Flora

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Wed, Sep 21, 2016: Scriptorium, Basic Manuscript Flora

Scriptorium is the monthly gathering of calligraphers, illuminators, wordsmiths, and anyone interested in taking up and learning more about these creative arts. We welcome all skill levels, from the most accomplished Laurels to those that have never picked up a pen or a brush. Become part of creating the atmosphere and visual splendor of the SCA!

This month, join us on Wednesday, September 21st, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Kameshima and Isabel’s house in the North Hills. (Our address is listed in the Dark Pages, or you can contact us at scriptorium at debatablelands dot org for more information.) Our topic for September will be “Basic Manuscript Flora” taught by THL Isabel Fleuretan.

This is an overview and “step-by-step” class on drawing a selection of basic flora found in period manuscripts throughout the middle ages. Not only can this class help you learn how to draw basic flora, it can also help you start to break down the different elements of a piece to make more complex illumination more approachable. This class is aimed at beginning scribes or those that would like help improving their flora skills, and is taught with the permission of Baroness Ekaterina Volkova, originator of the material.

Please be aware, our house contains a cat, a dog, and an infant: medicate or otherwise prepare yourself as necessary.

September Barony Meeting – Guild Hall/Newcomer’s Meeting

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The September Barony Meeting will be held on Sunday, 18 September 2016 at 1:30 p.m. at the Environmental Charter School (829 Milton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15218). Martial practices will be moving to the ECS to share the space with us and be able to participate in both the meeting and the Guild Hall.

The September Barony Meeting has traditionally been our Newcomer’s Meeting and this year is no different. This year we will be featuring a Guild Hall to highlight our various Guilds. If you’re a new member, long-time member, or something in between come join us that the Environmental Charter School and learn a little bit more about the kinds of activities available in the Barony.

THL Elss of Augsburg is coordinating the Guild Hall. If you would like additional information about participating in the Guild Hall or have any questions, phone or text Elss at 724-759-3333. If you would like additional information about the Barony Meeting, please contact Meesteres Odriana at seneschal@debatablelands.org.