Things Creative & Anachronistic

I appear to have finally joined the Society for Creative Anachronism, after about fifteen or maybe twenty years of pretending I didn’t want to…

My interest in heraldry has found a new outlet, among other things, so I’ve decided to use this blog (as opposed to my wargaming blog) to post about heraldry, sewing, and other SCA projects or events as time allows.

Bikes and other randomness will continue too, no worries!

The SCA has thousands of registered heraldic devices and badges on their online Ordinary & Armorial and I’ve been rummaging around looking at various designs and learning how the Complex Search Form works. I wound up pulling out every “Field Only” device and badge – that is, designs with only divisions of the field used in them, no ordinaries (shapes) or other charges. These seemingly simple designs can be really striking, and I decided I’d use Inkscape to emblazon (draw) all 231 current Field Only devices.

I’ll start posting the output from this “Field Only Project” shortly; I’ve gotten far enough ahead on the list of designs that I should be able to schedule a couple of posts per week and keep up until I’ve done all of them! I hope, anyway…

By Brian Burger

Started this site way, way back in November 1998, when the web was young. It's still here, and so am I.

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