28 January 2010

Renaissance Festival Ahoy!

I'm so excited to announce I'll be working at this years Bay Area Renaissance Festival!! It runs from February 13 (my fiance's birthday ;) to March 28 in Tampa, Fl.


I waited a nerve wracking 3 weeks for my pictures to be judged (I was very anxious haha) and I found out the other day I was accepted :) I have a lot of work to do including building stock and fixing up my booth, so I have a feeling the next few weeks are going to fly by...

25 January 2010

Spell Scrolls-a-Plenty

This is a project I've wanted to do for ages, but for some reason never got around to it. I'm a huge nerd (if you couldn't already tell) and I've always wanted maps and spell scrolls for costuming. So I made some :)

This one is Invisibility. The script is Draconic and the title and subtitle read "Saubwa, ekess qe nursaubwa ini shio" Which according to the online translator means "Invisibility, to be unseen by all"

This one is Fire Stream, written in Magi script, with some Draconic. The title and subtitle read, in elven "Nar Sîr,Lhach Athan Nîn Ranc" which according to the online translator means "Fire Stream, flame beyond my arm" The rest is random

I drew everything out in illustrator. The fonts I found online and painstakingly copied them with the pen tool. I made up the arcane circles and the elemental symbols, as well as my signature in the corner.

I printed these out on thick parchment paper and distressed them like crazy with paint, fire and sandpaper. They are currently for sale in my Etsy shop and I should be making some new spells soon :)

24 January 2010

Valkyrie Madness

I'm gearing up for what will *hopefully* be my second renaissance festival as a vendor. My pictures are still being judged, so I'm patiently waiting for the verdict. Let's hope it's a good one!

In the meantime I've been stocking my Etsy shop, finishing up my last commissions, making princess dresses and working on wedding stuff...oh right, I'm getting married in June.

Anyway, pictured above are a couple of my newest headdresses for sale in my Etsy shop. I've been totally addicted to leather tooling and have been going crazy making those circles, which someone thought were coasters at first haha