Thursday, September 22, 2011

Pancho Sanchez (Award of Arms)

Award of Arms
Vinland Raids / K&Q Archery / Curia
Awarded June 19, 2010 (A.S. XLV - 45)

Well, since most of the Baronial scrolls seem to be out of the way for now I asked the EK Signet for a new assignment. This will be my first "live" assignment for the Kingdom so it will nice to have it handed out in Court by Their Majesties. I'm a little nervous as I have a specific deadline (an upcoming event) but its about time I moved out from under backlogs and help make sure that recipients receive scrolls when they are publicly awarded.

May 20, 2010: Words are done (thank you Lorita!) and I've even managed to figure out which of the beautiful examples I'm going to use as inspiration. Last night I started rough sketching some of the elements I'm going to incorporate in the finished scroll. I think they turned out quite nicely and will look great on the finished item.

May 24, 2010: After finishing another scroll off quicker than I had thought I was able to get a HUGE jump start on this scroll. After do a dry, rough run of the calligraphy I was able to get it transferred on to the "finished" scroll after having drawn out the basics of the design. I was also able to get half of it painted before the light and my eyes faded to badly.

June 2, 2010: Having finished of the painting of the base colours last week I was able to take tonight and finish the scroll off complete, having only the gold work to do. I am rather pleased with it and can't wait for it to be presented.

Pancho Sanchez (Award of Arms)

Calligraphy & Illumination by Isabel Chamberlaine. Inspired by a Spanish Patent of Nobility dated to the late 16th century in the Houghton Library - MH-H-175

Paper: 300 Series Bristol, Smooth, 100lb.
Materials: Walnut Ink, Windsor & Newton Gouache, Holbein Gold Gouache.

Words by Lady Lorita deSiena.

Many times, the question has been posed: what is in a name? Were that question posed to Pancho Sanchez, his answer may be "the makings of a fine Spanish Conquistador." However, were that question posed to his Barony, the answer would be quite different. The name Pancho Sanchez is associated with prowess in fencing, heaving fighting, and siege weaponry; expertise in theatrics; and eagerness to take out the rubbish.

Therefore, do We, Edward and Marguerite, magnificent King and Queen of the East, hereby augment Pancho's name with the title of Lord, and bestow upon him all the rights and privileges of Arms.

Done this 19th day of June, Anno Societatis XLV, at these Vinland Raids in Our Barony of Smoking Rocks. Let all who bear witness to these words know the power of a name!

Scroll ID: Isabel C VIICompleted June 2, 2010 (A.S. XLV - 45)