The Coat: Hrefna

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This is the contract that I made in plaster of paris, and then made my Peer break over her peer’s knee. Much drama.

We, Ragnar and Lynette, Pelicans of Atlantia, do enter into a contract with Hrefna, being her advocates in her service to our Kingdom of Atlantia.

I, Hrefna, do put myself in contract with Ragnar and Lynette, Pelicans of Atlantia, taking their guidance during my journey in service to our Kingdom of Atlantia.

Oct 2018

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This is the Scroll I made for her. It is a viking style coat in 100% wool, with silk lining. Embroidered in a scandinavian braided chain stitch in linen (mostly) with a zoomorphic pelican motif at the hem designed and used with permission from this nice lady (http://artisanry.blogspot.com). The pelican is worked in a combination of linen and wool in a variety of stitches.

 

It also has words. Based on the poetic eddas.

Hail to Atlantia!! | a guest has come;

Where shall a stranger sit?

To the left of the king,  their travels to sing

Hopes of peace to be earned with their wit

 

Fire they need, who with frozen knees

Have come from the cold there without;

Food and clothes they must have, 

here warmth and here peace

The wanderer at Ymir has alit.

 

Water and towels, and welcoming speech

Should be found, who have come to the feast;

 

If renown would be sought, | and again here be greeted,

Wisely and well must they  act.

Wits must kept,  who wanders wide,

 

But rest easy in the hall of this king;

 

For present here in,

      Hrefna in rauda Thorgrimsdottir,

      Fearless, hard working, and keen.

 

Over her heart the bird of service does brood,

And fills up the souls of us all;

With the raven’s red feathers, here  fettered we stay

And in forge-fired house there were held.

 

Signy, the bold, with full heart she knows

A faithful servant’s precedence.

Under this coat of pelican’s reverence

States Cuan, the brave, she will stay from this year till valhalla.
(Bold is actually embroidered on the coat. Rune translation from Futhorc.com.

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Phoenix Heart: Azza & Aline

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Based on a persian carpet page. Gouache, ink, gold leaf on calfskin vellum. Hand is a faux persian in raised gold. I did this on the wrong side of the vellum, so that was cute.img_2310img_2309img_2308img_2307img_2306img_2305img_2304img_2303img_2302img_2301

Master Robear: Pelican

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In which I was asked to provide a backlog to go with a spouse’s scroll from the Winchester Bible.img_2414

This is, I’m told, Mistress Brig’s work. As pages with inhabited capitals are often opposite pages with more illumination, I hope this suits, and look like pages from the same book.

 

Ink and gouache on pergamenata, gold leaf.img_2413img_2411img_2410img_2409img_240859546936409__e6fda86d-2644-4953-ae01-6118e91b463cimg_2406img_2405img_2404m619rimg_2416img_2417img_2419img_2420

The Window: Philomene de Lis

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The artisans of Atlantia are pearls, Rare in their authenticity , adding mysterious beauty to the few who can recognize and appreciate their worth. We Christoph and Adelhait, knowing Philomene de Lys, induct her into the order of the pearl with the following arms: Azure, a fleur-de-lys between flauches Or, each charged with a rod of Aesclepius azure.

Verum est: Eldred

Christoph Koenig

Adelhait Konigin

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Admittedly, this is a little tongue in cheek. The recipient is whovian, and I love the medieval window with the TARDIS and River Song’s journal in it. Not having time to get real glass cut (in spite of my stained glass laurel) I painted it. Featured are her son & husband, Their Royal Highnesses and Majesties with the recipient, and members of her house. They are dressed in the garb that she made for the WOW garb challenge when the theme was Dr Who. Faces are really hard.img_2193-1img_2194-1img_2195-1img_2197-1img_2196-1img_2198-1img_2199-1img_2200-1img_2201-1img_2203-1img_2202-1img_2204-1

The Globe: Caterina de Paulo

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The Earth and Sky are held ever apart by the efforts of titans.

Tireless through trials, never shirking, never shrugging, always striving for the stars. It is the privilege of monarchs to recognize the invaluable work of these heros. 

We, Christoph and Adelhait, rulers by right of arms do this day, with joyful hearts,  acknowledge the inexhaustible industry of Caterina de Paulo, Atlantia’s Atlas, by making her a Baroness of Our court, At border skirmishes, 25 september AS LIV

Christoph Konig, Adelhait, Konigin

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A standard globe was sanded and the landmasses filled with gesso. As this was based loosely on the Atlas Farnese (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farnese_Atlas) I wanted the earth below the sky. Not being able to make my original plan, fluffy renditions of “constellations” of the Knowne World mascots, actually happen, I ended up with the night sky. So I found a way to lay the stars in the sky in the proper places for the date of the award. Each constellation is placed appropriately with individual pieces of glitter.img_2236img_2235img_2233img_2230img_2229img_2228img_2227img_2222img_2219img_2154

The Mirror: Margaret Lad

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This was so hard!

The Lady in question always looks like she stepped out of a portrait. So the scroll had to be period. We wanted a mirror. The majority of small mirrors in period pictures are very plain. I needed period, not plain.

 

My dear husband came up with the text, referencing both ancient and Elizabethan sources.

Front:

te Kallistēi.  (for the fairest)

Back: 

 

Was this the face that launched a thousand ships and burned the topless towers at Illium? O, thou art fairer than the evening air, clad in the beauty of a thousand stars. And as Greece loved Helen, so do we love Margaret Lad, thus making her this day a baroness of our court. Christoph/ Adelhait Pennisc

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Also you evidently get to see my hand and feet in these photos.