Tirel’s Book of Heraldry: a personal project

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I’ve had an interest in calligraphy for some years, and a love affair with heraldry on and off since my childhood. So, when I was puzzling over things “to do” when I was taking time out from LARP last year, the suggestion of constructing an in-character book of heraldry intrigued me. I toyed with some concepts on how best to go about it, and how to protect my time and efforts from the British weather; and whilst I am no longer playing the character this project is something I intend to continue. Who knows, in the future Tirel’s Book of Heraldry may make a reappearance at a fest.

A few people have expressed interest in how I went about this, so I give you – this blog post.

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A season of fruitfulness

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What is it about the season of autumn and the feeling of getting settled down to projects? Whenever I hit September I always want to get my teeth into new projects, spruce up my work space and generally get my brain back in gear. It probably has something to do with the return to school that still dominates my yearly cycle, so it’s “new year, new you” for me now rather than January (which has never made sense to me…)

But I ramble. It’s September, it’s time to spruce up the place, and to get stuck into some crafts.

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