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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wisest choices

Gryphon's Pride scroll
I never did make it thru the IRCC last year. Real life kinda snuck up on me, which it tends to do A LOT. Makes me wonder if I'm just lazy (most likely) or I really do have a busy life that prevents a lot of things to be finished.
In any case, I started looking thru the pages of the entrants of this years IRCC and am kinda sad I didn't enter the challenge. In the end though, I really think it was the wisest decision before me. I'm still currently the scribal Coordinator for Their Majesties, Sean and Nisa, and that's taking enough time as it is. I find it hard to ask people to do last minute scrolls, so I end up doing them myself. The Gryphon's Pride scroll was done in about 3 days and it has my very first ever gilded versal. I <3 Gilding.

Now there are two different challenges coming up that I'm going to participate in. I wrote about the headgear one yesterday but Mistress Bethany has offered a "scribal blank" challenge for our barony. It doesn't start until May, but it certainly does give me time to consider what I want to do..
Kind of exciting actually..

I need to finish the gryphon banner.. Its KILLING me. I'm not finished with it yet but its just taking forever. I'd say I've got about 1/4 left of the original embroidery to do, then it has to be attached. I know its something that I could get finished if I'd just concentrate on it.. but... *grumble*


  1. I'm kinda bummed that there is no way I'm going to be able to do the scribal challenge. Looks like fun. Not to mention it is all illumination so we wouldn't have to see my crummy calligraphy.

    There is always next year for the IRCC. You don't have time to do it this year, you are too busy listening to me babble, making my decisions for me, and picking up crazy pieces of me as I crumble to bits. I promise to make it up to you at some future point.

    1. Nothing to make up for my dear, you're one of my besties and that I'm happy to compete along side you just by being supportive.

      I thought about "playing at home" and doing the IRCC on my own, but even that sounds like it might be a bit too much for me to handle right now. I'm thinking I might start a new court gown in september-ish after camping slows down and I can justify spending oodles of money on silk cause of my birthday. :)