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Arts & Crafts Gallery


Portfolio of Work by Linda,
known in the SCA as Halima al-Rakkasa

Book arts covers everything from calligraphy and gilding to the making of an actual book. I work extremely low on the technology scale; there is something special about getting that close to your work that cannot be adequately explained. I am especially pleased with the Raven's Cry and The Fragment, below. For those interested in using the same paints as I have, there is a source in the notebook for you to check out.

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Raven's Blood for Einar
Raven's Blood

for Viscount Einar, Nov 2007
Order of the Red Flame - custom
Red Flame
of late Turkish design created for Safiye
given in May of 2007

Award of Arms - painting only
AoA
painted in Feb/07
Order of the Hafoc - painting only
Order of the Hafoc
, painting only; Feb/07

Order of the Silver Pillar - painting only
Order of the Silver Pillar
, painting only; Feb/07
A fragment by Halima al-Rakkasa; MKA L. J. Doerksen; Border in gold leaf and red; Calligraphy based on 2nd version by Mahee of Acre; diacritical marks by Halima; Paper - parchment type; Paint - Winsor & Newton Designer Gouache; Gold - 23 K leaf over
"A fragment"
. Entry in Ravensley's contest, Feb 11/06, the theme being St. Francis; historically, he visited Egypt during one of the Crusades, so...
Documentation

Notebook
hand-bound in a limp parchment binding, inspired by several books of Nag Hammadi; one similar was entered in the contest of Dec/05 (see the open book)
Brief documentation
Sonnet written, calligraphed, and gilded by Halima
Raven's Cry
: entry in Ravensley's contest, Feb 19/05
Documentation
Bamboo pen
Bamboo pen
as a substitute for reed; under development for persona
Scroll by Halima al-Rakkasa; MKA L. J. Doerksen; Border inspired by Koran, Cairo, 1304 CE (British Museum); Calligraphy based on 2nd version by Mahee of Acre; diacritical marks by Halima; Paper - Rapidiograph; Paint - Winsor & Newton Designer Gouache; Gold - 23 K leaf over
Prize Scroll
for goldwork embroidery; Nov/05; that category had no entries, so this is still in my collection
Documentation