New Year's resolutions.Every year I make them and every year I break them. So what about 2020's Resolutions?
Originally posted on Novo Scriptorium:
A nation’s tastes and mentality are nowhere more clearly preserved than in its arts. These embody its loftiest ambitions and most telling achievements. Byzantium’s arts clearly reflect the national genius, for the sharp division between religious and secular art did not hamper Byzantine artists; since both flourished side by side, artists had ample opportunity for…
"Happy Holidays" Itinerant Scribe followers and discoverers.'Tis the season to wish each other joy, love and peace. I hope you're sharing those with others and the holiday’s giving spirit.
The rumors were out there and finally confirmed. Truly, the Barony of the Lonely Tower won't be having its 12th Night event next January. It took a lot for Lonely Tower to cancel its traditional annual event. But it can't be helped. It's very sad.
Since I didn't travel to the Kris Kinder event this weekend to stay busy I binge watched the first two seasons of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel again. I love this show and I want everyone I know to see it. Here's why.
I decided to illuminate bookmarks for a few friends. And I made the designs for you to use too. Enjoy.
Originally posted on Maidens and Manuscripts: Taking a fresh look at people and events from 1347 to 1625, with a focus on women and illuminated manuscripts:
by Heather R. Darsie In case you missed it on 3 May 2018 at http://queenanneboleyn.com/2018/05/03/margaret-york-duchess-consort-burgundy-heather-r-darsie/ On 3 May 1446, the future Edward IV of England and his parents welcomed a baby girl. She was named Margaret, possibly after Margaret of Anjou, who was Queen Consort of England at the time. Margaret of York’s life was greatly influenced by her brother Edward, and her prominence rose with his. After her marriage and move to Burgundy, Margaret continued to support her family in England and remain a prominent figure in Burgundy for the rest of her life. Margaret of York, via Wikimedia Commons Margaret later became Duchess of Burgundy. A marriage between Margaret and the widowed Charles the Bold of Burgundy was first considered in 1454, when Margaret was roughly six years old. Charles had been unlucky in marriage and was a widower twice over by the time Charles was about thirty-two. Charles’ first wife, whom he married in 1440 when he was but seven years old, died in 1446. Given the tender age of the groom, the marriage was never consummated. The marriage between the Burgundian Charles and the French Princess Catherine, daughter of King Charles VII and sister of the future Louis XI, was a result of the Treaty of Arras from 1435. The Treaty of Arras…
Originally posted on Of Dreams and Swords:
GUYS. Detail of the Annunciation, from the Benedictional of S. AEthelwold, 963-984, Add MS 49598, Folio 5v According to the Bodleian Library’s online entry for the Benedictional of St Aethelwold, this page (of which only half is here shown) is a miniature of the Annunciation of the archangel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary…
Whether you're shopping for an SCA scribe or you are the creative person here are 18 gift ideas to consider. Some are so economical so you might combine them together. Or use them as small tokens of appreciation at an event.
A little thought, and a little kindness are worth more than a great deal of money. — John Ruskin Things may have changed regarding what we know about the first US Thanksgiving. What I do know is it is important for us to be grateful, kind and appreciate what we have. Enjoy your Thanksgiving.
In the SCA along with the craft you learn there are its laws, social interactions and functions. Learning how "the Dream" works. . Everyone learns differently and everyone coaches differently. How do you get the best from an SCA peer relationship?
Telling the truth behind the skill to learn calligraphy. With conviction you can achieve the skills it takes to create beautiful letters.
I crossed another item off my bucket list. Acupuncture. Here's what I discovered.
Oops. I couldn't keep up with my Inktober project challenge. Here's what I did accomplish.
My final day in Philadelphia with farewells and a trip analysis. You also find links to the other tour days.
The tour looks at the Founding Father and the Constitution and later attends a concert by the Philadelphia Orchestra.
A different view of Philadelphia's Old City and a little free time.
This is the third day's post about my Road Scholar Signature City Philadelphia adventure. It featured a walk up South Broad Street - Avenue of the Arts - toward Philadelphia's gigantic City Hall, the Masonic Temple and Reading Terminal Market for lunch. Later we had a bus tour of Philly.
This day in Philadelphia my Road Scholar tour mostly spent the day in the Independence National Historic Park. And for dinner we ate a delicious period "recreated meal" at the City Tavern.
I enjoyed my February Road Scholar trip so much I took another to historic, beautiful Philadelphia. This is the first of several photo heavy posts about my tour.