My younger sister, Lady Thora, has always been an artist. My hubby and I have encouraged her to do some illumination since she first started in the SCA. Finally, Aonghus said he'd like to commission a scroll illumination from her. He bought the paper and supplies and she obliged with a lovely 14th century-ish anthropomorphic moose (our Barony's main charge on its device). As any normal artist would, Thora expected to be paid for her commission work,, and Aonghus paid her.
The Baron and Baroness told us they wanted a scroll for the Guardian of Sincerity and Honor for the ball, so I dutifully learned a (still rather wonky) blackface/textura script and cranked it out. At the event, Their Excellencies told me (the sneaky buggers) that the scroll was for Aonghus! I added in his name and they signed it. However, they managed to surprise me too, because when they called Aonghus up to receive his scroll, they awarded me with one too! They both said they had briefly thought about asking Aonghus to do the one for me, but decided that was *too* far, so mine was made by His Excellency Gomez. I need to snap a picture of it, but for now here's the one I did for Aonghus, the only person I know of who has ever paid for his own scroll for a non-peerage award. ;)