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Micronational Heraldry the Earl and Countess of Vingekalk (Winged Chalice)

We are delighted to raise our paternal cousins Viking and Nathalie to the rank of Earl and Countess within the realm of Lorenzburg. Their name shall be “Vingekalk” and their arms is a “canting” coat of arms displaying Gules a lidded cup in fields 1 and 4, and Azure a golden wing bordering against the … Continue reading Micronational Heraldry the Earl and Countess of Vingekalk (Winged Chalice)

Instead of knitting – composing coats of arms!

Some people take out their knitting whenever they have a moment to themselves. Others embroider every time they watch the news. My “handicraft” is composing heraldic arms when I “watch” a movie or the news. I am very lucky to have a partner who supports my follies. But then again, it costs next to nothing … Continue reading Instead of knitting – composing coats of arms!

Heraldry as spring comes… A cray-cray explosion of ermine and tulips

It’s finally above 10° here in Sweden! Crocus and tulips are brightening the days and the sun offers the cheek a little warmth. Of course, me being me, I can’t help but celebrating the joy of springtime with a little heraldic fun. Today’s piece sports Ermine an “escarboucle” (or escarbounce) Or with each spoke ending … Continue reading Heraldry as spring comes… A cray-cray explosion of ermine and tulips

Game of heraldry: Playing with triune symmetry!

I guess everyone needs a hobby? Some people take out their knitting whenever they have a moment to themselves. Others embroider every time they watch the news. My “handicraft” is composing heraldic arms when I “watch” a movie or the news. I am very lucky to have a partner who supports my follies. But then … Continue reading Game of heraldry: Playing with triune symmetry!

Playing the game of Heraldry: Gemmed Vairy en Pointe

What to do on a rainy day when one’s teaching was cancelled? Yes, you guessed it: Play another game of heraldry of course! Today I have fun with the tincture known as “vair”, which is a stylized representation of squirrel fur.             Here is the most common depiction of the “vair” … Continue reading Playing the game of Heraldry: Gemmed Vairy en Pointe

Speculative Genealogy – Aelfinë Sjaustiarn ( – 1480)

Photoshop and period paintings team up to create collages of my actual ancestors. Today I present one of the more enigmatic foremothers of the Princely House of Lorenzburg. Aelfinë Sjaustiarn (Sevenstar), of whom little more is known than that “she came from the forests” and that she brought great riches. She was believed to possess … Continue reading Speculative Genealogy – Aelfinë Sjaustiarn ( – 1480)

“A Royal invitation to return to Lorenzburg” – Presentation in Riga 2018

Presenting an artistic collaboration on micronationalism, narrative embroidery, speculative genealogy and epic poems at the artistic research conference NSU “ReActivate and ReVisit” – Riga/ Latvia March 2018. Collaborators: Anna Frew, Betsy Lamborn and Freï von Fräähsen zu Lorenzburg. The Battle of Wayoh (as written and told by Betsy Lamborn in the video) In the in … Continue reading “A Royal invitation to return to Lorenzburg” – Presentation in Riga 2018