Finished this up just in time to take it to the demo on Saturday as an example of arts and sciences stuff we do in the SCA.
Probably not my best work- this was my first ever one with mantling, and I’m not thrilled with how it came out. I don’t draw free hand well, and that’s what I had to do for the mantling part so yeah.
But at least the calligraphy is good.
One of my A&S projects… Enamelled Beakers.
One of the things I saw and was blown away by when I went to London in Nov was a painted glass cup at the British Museum. What I didn’t know at the time was that its the only intact one of it’s kind, the rest are in shards, as I saw at the London Museum.
But my brain went ‘Wait… It’s Illumination on Glass! I could do that!’. And so decided to have some fun with my personal heraldry since I couldn’t find any glasses that look like the Aldrevandini Beaker. Found these at Goodwill, it was as close to handmade looking glass as I could find.
The images of Aldrevandini Beakers I can find all have bands at the top with the maker’s name saying ‘so-and-so made me’, and a band at the bottom, usually at least one sheild pattern, the rest is animals and vinework. I used elements of my Heraldry, so debating entering under Heraldry instead of Home Goods.
I have two names in the SCA, each with its own registered heraldry. Gold, Purple and Green is the one that reads ‘The Lady Yasha the Poisoner Made Me’, with poison ivy vines and the Decepticon Logo, which I did manage to pass as my personal badge as a Fox Face with 3 Leaves. Hee hee. (more on that in a later post)
‘The Lady Icka the Goth Made Me’ is our normal heraldry and what I use for my icon, a red winged squid on a feildless background. I did tentacles instead of vine work. (‘goth’ actually means ‘good’ in the historical context, so I kinda have a split personality in the SCA)
This was done freehand with glass paint markers, (‘enamel’ essentially means ‘hard paint’, glass paint is powdered glass in a medium and baked) and eventually I’d like to do it with opaque paints and actually attempt a reproduction, but first I need to find a vessel that looks like the ones they used in 13th century Venice. >P
-Historically speaking, the painted glass cups were basically a way of saying ‘I’m Rich as Fook, Neener Neener’, but honestly I think they’re just cool looking. ^___^
Abandoned Amusement Park in New Orleans
This is our old Six Flags I think? It was ruined after hurricane Katrina and they never bothered to restore it so they’re either gonna sell it for scrap metal or use it for movie sets.
I’m obsessed with this idea of an outdoor clawfoot tub right now. Think of the convenience?! Dirty from a day of gardening? Instead of tracking in all that dirt, strip down and jump into the tub right in the middle of your garden! Listen to the evening birdsong whilst sipping tea/wine/whiskey and let your muscles soak. When you’re done, drain off the water into the garden. Ugh. It’s so perfect and I am intent on making this a reality soon!
LOVE this little daydream of yours.
I found this nice tutorial/anatomy advice spread created by meghanhetrickof deviant art.
She gave me permission to post it up here to share so go make sure to visit her and look at her other creations of goodness!
I WAS LOOKING FOR A BOOBIE DRAWING TUTORIAL THE OTHER DAY WOW THIS IS BRILLIANT ALL THE ONES I SAW WERE GROSSLY EXAGGERATED by ASSHOLES
River Otter at Tokyo Sunshine Aquarium
Haku is unusual in that her fur has stayed so light. A river otter’s fur would typically have turned black by this point in time. Photo credits : BloggerBeginner ~ It’s time for my walk :)
To my future girlfriend, this is my promise to you:
I promise to be your best friend,
I promise to remind you every day just how perfect you are,
I promise to be 100% faitfull, and honest,
I promise that when you are affraid, I will hold you,
I promise that if you are in trouble, I will help you,
I promise that I will be so proud to call you mine,
I promise that when you are sick or on your period, I will buy you ice cream and chocolate and we can sit and watch movies all day and I will hold you until the pain goes away,
I promise that if we are watching a sunset, I will be watching it through the reflection in your eyes,
I promise to love you.
Promise me that you are out there somewhere?
me and a very hot-looking @neilhimself, a few days after we got engaged, photographed in NYC for coilhouse magazine by allan amato.