And then there was this time that I loudly proclaimed in front of all of Darostur that I will never work on a scroll at Pennsic ever again! Mark your calendars. That was August 2015. I'm waiting to eat my words this year...
I foolishly though I would have enough time before Pennsic to have this done well in advance to enjoy our annual pre-Pennsic birthday excursion without deadlines. Boy was I wrong! I know. Shock and surprise.
My birthday usually falls during the first week of Pennsic, so I take the few days off from work to extend my vacation time. My husband and I take our time getting to Pennsylvania and try to do something fun and relaxing. I completely slacked off and had an amazing birthday filled with wine tours, great food, and adventure in upstate New York. This also meant I was behind on my scroll because I didn't get much done before leaving for the trip to begin with.
I finished the calligraphy and base illumination in a day sitting at a KoA cabin starting at my phone for the source material (because I'm a cool kid and forgot to pack my printout of the page). I finished up the scroll one lovely evening in Darostur's camp with Thyra and Marieta (who were also finishing up their scrolls) and managed to drop them off the day before they were to go out. Success!!
Recipient: Coilean O'Rein
Award: Award of Arms
Hand: carolingian miniscule
Words: Alys Mackyntoich
Specs: guache on bristol