My page of blogs and resources on the internet that may be of interest to my fellow scribes and bloggers. While most of the links are SCA related you will find links to other things as well.
Using Pictures from the Internet on your blog.
One of the best SCA calligraphy scribal blogs out on the internet. Produced by Alexandre St Pierre in the SCA East Kingdom this excellent resource has lessons, projects, resources, book list and even a glossary. You will see some near or full on reproduction quality work on this blog and each step will be explained.
A wonderful blog about manuscripts, creating and working on them, pigment and ink making and well everything an SCA scribe might want to know.
This is the blog of Isabel Chamberlan. I find this blog impressive for several reasons. First of all the pictures of court scrolls she has done are wonderful! A very good place to get some inspiration for your scroll work. But that isn’t the only reason, she also talks about gilding techniques and mediums, shows pictures of the step by step process and even talks about how to prepare pergamenata.
On a more personal note, she is also a fencer as well as a scribe, very much like I am. Enjoy perusing her blog, I know I have!
Who doesn’t love the title of this blog? On the name alone I just had to check out this blog. And it doesn’t disappoint. Excellent pictures of works done, including a step by step of some diapering(esque) illumination. Fun blog to read and informative! Good work Saraswati.
This blog has some great side by side comparisons of the modern art next to the period example it was taken from. Kudos to Arywanhwy for having the courage to do side by side comparisons. And for using period inspirations for doing her work! Plenty of eye candy for just about anyone to look at. Take some time to poke around this blog.
There is a lot going on with this blog. However, she keeps things very easily separated so the link provides should land you squarely in her scribal activities. At first one can’t help but be slightly disappointed. It looks like just a bunch of links. Slow down and take your time. Each link shows you something this artist has done and it is well worth taking a look at.
The name, (or is it names?) of this blog are just fun. Check it out. The author is making ink and has other scribal projects as well.
Dark Side Scribe is rather an evocative title and geeky.
Check out the pictures and the explanations. There is a lot going on and its very easy to use and navigate around in.
A blog about pre-1600 courtesans.
The Pensive Pen – Nice blog by an experienced scribe. Article about how to copy a period hand.
Flickr Pool of SCA Illuminations!
The nice thing about a Flicker Pool is that you can contact the person who put up the picture and likely be able to get a hold of the artist and talk with them about what they were doing. And you get artists from all over that you otherwise would not be in contact with. In many ways it is the ultimate group source for SCA Illumination!
Along those lines, Pinterest can be great as well.
It is more of a general pool but if you search around Pinterest I’m pretty sure you will find more focused pages.
Commercial and Semi-Commercial Sites
I really like this site because it shows so many other things we as scribes can be doing if we want to be.