Re: [SCA Newcomers] Newcomer and Questions
- --- In scanewcomers@y..., "lucky_monkey_87" <lucky_monkey_87@y...>
And I was looking at the site and was reading about
> the scribes. How do you get involved in that?Wow, something I can actually answer. Tiffany, what kingdom are you
located in? For example, the Middle Kingdom has a page for their
College of Scribes, located here : http://www.midrealm.org/signet/ .
Calontir also has a Scribes' Guild with a mailing group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CalontirScribes/ . I'm sure other
kingdoms also have webpage information. Look on the Kingdom's main
page, and if the info is not there, check under the Heraldry page.
Here is an excellent site (and not just because I know these folks!)
http://www.midrealm.org/darkriver/Scriptorium/index.html . It has
some good practical information on materials, etc. Check their link
page, also, for more information.
Be sure to ask around your local group to see if anyone does
calligraphy/illumination. Most areas have at least one person who
knows the art, and who might be able to act as a mentor or teacher.
That's how I first learned the art and also made a good friend in the
process. If that's not practical for you, there are also books you
can get (or borrow from a library) that are very helpful. Chat up
people at events as well--most scribes LOVE to talk about their work!
I would learn calligraphy first, then move to illumination. It's not
difficult, but it does take practice and patience. If you already
know the art, then please contact your local herald! Scrolls are in
high demand, not just at kingdom level, but also for local groups.
sitting on the border of Calontir, the MidRealm and Northshield.