Did you ever wonder what winter was like for people olden times? Shakespeare gives you a clear look at what it was like for him.
Lessons my illness and broken bone taught me about staying home during a pandemic.
Dotee Dolls are the current quirky fabric-artist swapping fad that takes few materials and little skill. There is no single right way to make a Dotee Doll. That's one reason they're so much fun. And addicting.
I stopped blogging because I didn't see how telling you how I thought best to handle the SCA crafts and activities related to living your life during the Coronavirus pandemic. Now I hope we learn from it and
appreciate each other after long being deprived of personal interactions. Let's use this isolation's latent benefits and turn the pandemic into good.
Dear Readers. I had a whole post written for you today, but after reading Jeremy Young’s summary of the 20 page Imperial College’s COVID-19 Report about the plague’s possible outcomes my post seems pointless. Being informed is always important. But sometimes new information seems scary because it challenges everything you know. What you learn may possibly change your life forever. This is a time where living without information will affect your life dramatically. Knowing it will make your future more reasonable as things change. So I encourage you to at least read Young’s summary as I did. Because our lives will change dramatically, I’m taking time off from here to rethink my blog’s path as my usual topics now seem irrelevant. Having you in my life means the world to me. Please do all you know and possibly can do to stay well during the Coronavirus Crises. May you and all who matter to you stay safe and well.
Recently I got hooked on crochet. So far I've made only flat items but I'm learning. Did you know it has links to SCA period? Or that it has health benefits? Find out all about it.
If you're not a fighter or unable to fight what can you do to enjoy an fighting-heavy event. Calontir's recent Winter War Maneuvers was the perfect event to explore what you can do. Have a look.
Although easy to use, pergamenata acts differently than paper because it's surface is smoother and less absorbent. So your inks, pencils and paints behave different. Here are the strategies you'll want to know to get your best results.
Originally posted on konstantia kaloethina:
Once you’ve registered your arms, there are a multitude of ways to display them, all which add to our game. While I’ll be using my arms as an example, keep in mind that different shapes may work better (or worse) with your arms. When you work on your own ideas, sketch out your own arms…
In the SCA - if you're lucky - you take a favorite persona the first time you try. If it doesn't fit your expectations, there's no reason you can't take a different one. There are a few things to know before you change.
Research is more than Wikipedia. These five links give you tips to finding more out of what you see and read.
Do you watch travel programs on TV? If you do you’re not alone. Many watch to research possible trips or vicariously see places they may never visit. With my broken ankle I’ve been doing that since I won’t be traveling anywhere soon. I’m running away from my couch-bound life and winter’s dreary days. A pilgrimage of sorts. In the middle […]
As you may know, I broke my ankle Christmas eve. It was a beautiful sunny day. I was walking my dog before running my last holiday errands. Then I fell on some black ice. So much for the errands. I’ve been on crutches for five weeks now. But I got some good news at the doctor this week. I can ditch the crutches. Annoyingly, I have to keep the walking boot for three more weeks. Process I’ve read a few other broken ankle blog posts and it seems the average no walking time is around 6-8 weeks. I’m lucky the break wasn’t bad and my no walking time has only been five weeks. It’s still a broken ankle and that takes time to heal. But it’s nice to see the healing progress. No matter the severity the healing process goes like this Phase 1: no walking Phase 2: walking with assistance (the stage I’m in now) Phase 3: walking without mobility aids Phase 4: back to “normal” The severity of your break and your healing progress determines how long each phase lasts. They also determine the procedures and aids you need. So the healing timeline is flexible, even if you weren’t. Blessings Walking in a boot without crutches is a blessing. I can now carry light things. I wouldn’t have to ask for help to carry my plate like I did at the A & S Revel. It’s blessing to […]
Saturday was Barony's Arts and Sciences Championship Revel. A mini event to drive away the winter blues and find the next Lonely Tower cardinal crafter.Here's the highlights.
It’s hard to know which paper is best for a scribal project especially when shopping online. While you can use any support you choose, cracking the paper code will help you find the best support for your calligraphy or SCA scroll. Here's what you should know.
It’s not easy to keep yourself entertained when you're not able to walk or easily go up and down stairs. Trying to stay entertained I wrote a few tanka. This is my best so far.
Queens Prize is a fun competition. The best way to get used to competing in SCA arts and sciences. Blunders may happen, but with care and consideration most can be overcome.
There should be a written manual for ankle breaks and crutches but there isn't. So everything you do daily becomes an experiment. Here I give you an inkling on what that's like.
Originally posted on Let Us Live Like We Mean It!:
If my body is to be flung out in undiscerning clumps of energy and if it is to become some new chemistry some fertile bit of old-rot earth some poison plant in an old man’s yard some wart enraging the purity of a foreign hand ? and if these transformations…
New Calligraphy Kit? New Pens/Nibs? Some tips on how to get started and a reminder for the rest of us.
Originally posted on scribescribbling:
This will be a series of blog posts aimed to help the newly starting calligrapher. I won’t cover every detail as beginners tend to get overwhelmed by all the details. This is about how to get started and then improve from there. Christmas time is often when people are gifted their first calligraphy kit(s). They get…