OPW stands for, “Other People’s Work.” Recently, I had the joy of seeing some cadels that were done by an SCA scribe I am familiar with. Her Cadels are breathtaking!
For those who don’t know what a Calligraphy Cadel is:
• An ornate Gothic capital letter consisting of interlacing pen strokes.
That definition while accurate hardly prepares you for what can be very breathtaking.
And if that wasn’t enough, she has done others. This “S” has a print out of the inspiring piece behind it:
Just truly amazing work!
Okay the something old.
One of the wonderful things about the SCA that I love is the things you get to see and experience that you might not be able to any other way. For example, a set of dice dug up in a 16th century Spanish fort that have a 15th century British tax stamp on them! (Acquired legally)
Click on the thumbnails and you will see a much larger image.