ArtSci Projects Past

Masterworks:
17th Century English Sonnets

Novice:
Leather Vambraces

Journeyman:
English and Scottish Ballads

Art Sci Tips to Remember
Below is a few 'duh' moments that will save you heartache in your scoring:

  • ALWAYS INCLUDE A TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • DON'T ASSUME KNOWLEDGE

  • DON'T PATRONIZE

  • DON'T FLOOD YOUR PAPER HOPING TO OVERWHELM YOUR JUDGES

  • DON'T UNDERESTIMATE THE USEFULNESS OF TAB DIVIDERS

  • DON'T SCRIMP ON THE DISPLAY - MAKE IT MUSEUM WORTHY

  • DO ACCOMPANY YOUR WORK IF YOU CAN

  • DO FOLLOW UP FOR SPECIFICS ON HOW TO IMPROVE

  • DON'T ACCEPT A POOR SCORE, LET IT FUEL YOUR NEXT ENTRY

  • DON'T HAVE A BREAKDOWN OVER A COUPLE POINTS - DEVISE A STRATEGY TO CLAW THEM BACK NEXT TIME [STILL WORKING ON THE FORMER MYSELF]

  • DO HIGHLIGHT HOW YOUR PERIOD PURSUIT HAS INFLUENCED OTHER ASPECTS OF YOUR ART [EVEN IF THEY ARE MORE MUNDANE]

Art Scies Past
Below are examples of a few of the Art Sci Competition projects I've entered in the kingdom's I've had the joy to grow up in [more to come as I bore through and scan in old printed works]. By no means the expert, having completed projects in the Far West, Atlantia, and Trimaris has contributed to much of the perspective I have in approaching new works; specifically in my songwriting. My sonnets have built the foundation of my medieval folk music and more. With each new endeavor we can seek to improve the atmosphere, and bring us one step closer to the idealized environment we seek in the SCA. Whether it be music in the air or banners on the field, Art Sci can help you or your group 'level up' aesthetically, adding to the magic of it all.

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Research Articles - Art Sci


The below are research articles written to support or develop skill in one artistic category or another. Included also are projects done in partnership with another artist and links to other great research resources I've found useful along my way.  No need to credit me unless you use one of my quotes, feel free to use the following to track down and source the source. These will continue to be honed with time, as I may recycle and subsequently improve the below for new projects. 

For those of you just getting in to Art Sci in Trimaris, I use this template for Novice entries.

For further developed projects (Masterwork), this is the formulate template I use [Click Here - Also see the Trimaris Kingdom Website].  

In time, you'll develop your own. Remember, and I say this emphatically: "Have fun!". Art Sci can be a lot of work. But trust me, you'll blink and your work will be stronger, because organically the artist will have grown a deeper understanding of their subject matter. 

Good Luck! 
 

Trimarian Art Sci Projects Past
 

Shakespearean Sonnets - Masterwork   --   [GW Champion 2017: 24.5 & 23/25pts= 95%]
Shakespearian Sonnets - Pre 17th CenturyIn ‘Sound and Sense – An Introduction to Poetry’ by Thomas R. Arp, a poem by Alexander Pope from An Essay on Criticism published in 1711 (post period) puts it best:

True ease in writing comes from art, not chance,
As those move easiest who have learned to dance
‘Tis not enough no harshness gives offense,
The sound must seem an echo to the sense.

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Older Entries
As the documentation evolves, the above link provides the most up to date and relevant formatting to be used. I do not include the articles written for the below, given their scoring was not as high.  To read each sonnet, please visit the poetry page. 

Dragon of Justice 2016 [99%] - Trimaris

Vows Once Hallowed 2016 [93%] - Trimaris [Entered twice/with corrections]
Reworked (entered twice)

Perchance I Pray 2009 [91%] - Atlantia

I Often Ponder 2008 [82%] - Atlantia

Shall I Now Forsake 2007 [86%] - Atlantia

Leather Vambraces - Armor - Novice   --   [2017 Kingdom ArtSci = 99%]

Armor, vambrace, Deborah ShepardEntry by Deborah and Ambra Michelli

Leather bracers, 1360s, Tartu, Estonia. Iron details had all but rusted away completely. Leather is most likely horse leather & cuir bouilli. Metal details were riveted to the leather base - steel strips alternately with rows of rivets & also buckles. Likely waxed or greased for weatherproofing. Possibly made locally or in Germany.

In Tallinn, leather arm guards are mentioned among defense equipment distributed to males around 1360. The first discovery of medieval leather arm guards in Europe. 

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English and Scottish Ballads   --  Journeyman Entry 2012 [64%]  
*OUCH ~ LEARN FROM MY PAIN! :) *

This documentation will attempt to show the parallels of period style between my song, Good Hunter, and the original ballads I constructed this version after. I will review style, content, and period form, as well as some minor archaic vocabulary, and more.

It is also a great example of how a fair amount of good information can be poorly organized to influence your scoring. To avoid this, see my Art Sci formulaic layouts at the top of this page. If you were to use the new formula, with the data here, how would you do it? What would change? What would you add?

[This section will be updated post my next Ballad entry.]

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