Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Flame of Pharos

The Flame of Pharos award (service to the Barony of Gryphon's Lair in the SCA, for reference), has very special meaning to me.  It is named for the lighthouse of Alexandria, symbolizing constant service for the betterment of all people.

This weekend at Quest for the Mary Rose, I was pleased that Fiametta da Trastavere received this Flame of Pharos scroll.

Based on one of the many gorgeous plates from the Visconti Hours, this piece was done on pergamenata, with Winsor & Newton gouache, and Pilot Iroshizuku Take-sumi ink. The gold is also gouache, providing a similar look to shell gold.

The best part?  One of the main reasons I do this...

Photo by Gwendolyn Quitberg

I don't often get a good look at the recipients faces, being in the audience most of the time.  But Gwendolyn took this photo from behind the thrones, for which I am SOO grateful!  That makes my heart full of love.  Thank you, Gwendolyn, for allowing me to share your photograph.