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Re: On the subject of scrolls

Poster: "Heather Swann" <swann@intercon.com>

> Poster: teresa marie nava-vaughn <tmn@wam.umd.edu> 
> Heather Swann wrote: 
> > Actually, the main thing I wish people understood is that the 
> > materials we use as Atlantian scribes come out of our pockets- so if 
> > you think your scroll is too small or should have been done on 
> > parchment, you'll understand that someone did you this service out 
> > of their own pocket, most often never having met you, and they 
> > worked hard on it. 
> Ask Mistress Isobel how much she spent on scroll materials during 
> her tenure as Clerk Signet.  I don't recall the exact number but is was 
> in the many hundreds range.  In addition a scribe spends many hours 
> of their free time, which is always in short supply, working on a 
> scroll for a person they often do not know.  Usually, I spend 15-20 
> hours on a single scroll and then I _GIVE_ it away. 

And 15-20 hours is usually a simple scroll.  I've spent weeks on scrolls, 
sometimes months....
> One final note, in general I am as proud of my work as the recipient is 
> to get the award. It would be nice to be able to display my work, to 
> share ideas and techniques with those interestted, not for kudos.  I 
> give of my time and my money because I get to share in a little bit of 
> the award recipient's excitement. That, for me, makes my SCA experience. 
> Regards, 
> Celynen of Stow-on-the-Wold    
Well said, my Lady!!


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