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Calontir’s Clothiers Seminar XXXI

I went to Clothier’s Seminar XXXI, yesterday. I always enjoy this event so much.  Clothiers is a fun time, with varied clothing class subjects by a plethora of instructors. It’s the perfect place for you to learn historical clothing history, design and construction.  I found the perfect class for me. Burgundian dress history and construction. That’s exactly my persona’s time and […]

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Throwback Thursday: Pennsic War XXIII

Me and someone’s scooter disguised as a “horse”. . This goes back 21 years to Pennsic War XXIII. My 13-year-old daughter and I had more fun than a passel of puppies!  We’d been in the SCA about 4 years. Just enough time to acquire:  enough period-style camp clothing enough camp gear tent camping experience SCA background information resources to care for […]

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What I Learned Participating In World Hijab Day For The First Time

I am not a Muslim woman, but today, February 1st , for the first time, I wore a hijab. I participated in World Hijab Day, to support the world’s women that have decided to wear one. What would I learn wearing a headscarf in public? Would people’s reactions to me be different? The hijab head covering has always seemed beautifully feminine and dignified to me. To […]

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Playing With Powdered Period Pigments

I’m teaching again!! It’s been years, unfortunately.  In early April you can take my “Playing With Period Pigments” class at the Bellewode Heraldic Scribal and Dance Symposium in Kirksville, MO. It is a safety and hands-on class, teaching paint production from natural earth powdered pigments. You’ll take home the safety supplies and paints you make. Would you care to see photos I snapped in 2010 of the same class? I just have two. Calontir Scribes Playing with Powdered Pigments Making Paint From Powder My Messy Studio                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 What do I […]

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SCA Melee Skill Practice at Winter War Maneuvers

This was the moment he most loved about tourneying, that first glorious sortie with banners streaming, trumpets blaring, and the earth atremble with pounding hooves as hundreds of knights came together in a spectacular clash of sound and fury.  ― Sharon Kay Penman, Devil’s Brood Have you ever seen Medieval-style fighting? Recently I saw SCA warriors preparing, so they could soon feel the […]

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One Word Challenge 2016

Have you heard of the One Word Challenge? I recently discovered it. You pick one word as your year’s focus. A positive challenge that fits with My Atypical 2016 Chuck-It List concepts. Easy. (I like simple.) The first thing I did was google the phrase. Just in case, it was more complex than it seemed. I learned there are only two basic steps. Thoughtfully […]

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12th Night 2016: Barony of Lonely Tower’s Midwinter SCA Festival

The Barony of the Lonely Tower delivered another striking Twelfth Night mid-winter SCA fete, January 2, 2016. Calontir Steel and Armored Combat fighters wielded weapons in multiple diverse contests. Armored Combat Competition Lonely Tower’s annual event kick starts the years event calendar. It delights Calontir’s warmhearted, non-fighting populace with day-long friendship, fun, and festivities.  The annual revelry presents all-ages activities, […]

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