What else is going on out there

Welcome to my page archiving the blogs and web pages of other scribal artists.  I do this promotional post the first week of each month and hope you find them as interesting and helpful as I have.

March 6, 2013

Medieval Whimsies –  The Journey of a Geek in Training

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!

Diaries of a Manuscript Junkie

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 called Ruth.

Aryanhwy’s Calligraphy and Illumination

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.

Annisa Gabrielli

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.


A general see a whole lot from a variety of different people.  It is a 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.

Of course there is also the semi-commercial sites to check out:


I really like this site because it shows so many other things we as scribes can be doing if we want to be.

Of course I still love to show off the personal sites.  They really show off how you are not alone in what you are doing.


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.


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