It is a solemn matter to appoint a Herald to your household, for he will be with you, assuming your need for him continues, forever after. His presence alone can turn a simple sandwich into a solemn banquet. Never take a Herald on a picnic. (The Book of Weird)
I'm an Academic Herald. I'm not a "real" herald; I don't register people's coats of arms (though I can certainly suggest designs for those who might be interested). What I do is study, research, teach, and write about heraldry. And I like to share what I have learned about heraldry, hence this blog. I hope that you'll find it informative, interesting at least occasionally, and worth your time to come back. Got a question? Comments? Feel free to let me know. I'd love to hear from you. You can find my contact information in my Profile.
I had posted November 10, 2011 about the heraldic embroidery work of Willem van Osnabrugge and the project he was then working on for the Peace Palace in The Hague (http://blog.appletonstudios.com/2011/11/heraldry-in-news.html). I recently received an email from him, letting me know that his work there has been completed. And, I might add, his work looks very nice!
He also included a URL with a slideshow (near the bottom of the page) showing the steps he went through to do the arms of Austria-Hungary (as an example of the process for all of them).