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.
Potluck delight Each winter the Lonely Tower holds a cold weather indoor revel to find the Baronial Arts and Science’s Champion. To shake our revels up a bit the HL Cristina la Ambeler – organizer and current A&S Champion – gave it an Alice In Wonderland theme too. She asked you to reflect the theme through your period attire or potluck food. Competitions are the […]
I didn’t plan to forgo 12th Night. I had handmade gifts for my Lonely Tower friends – lotion bars, lip balm, and chocolate dipped candy canes for their winter coffees. I had the Arts and Sciences competition things prepared and ready to go. Looking forward to my favorite winter holiday. Sadly a serious out of town family emergency arose. A […]
This happened Friday evening. My friends and I dressed in “garb” and met at Medieval Putt in Elkhorn to bobble our way through 18 holes. I’m not great at this. In fact, I’m ghastly. Then throw in riding a mini zip line all I could do was have fun. And I did. So much I missed the best pictures swinging a […]
And the Barony of the Lonely Tower Welcomes You Calontir Book Arts RUSH Location: Grace United Methodist Church 112 North Walnut, Glenwood, Iowa 51534 (712) 527-4607 November 3, 2018 Site opens at 9:00 AM Site closes at 10:00 PM Book Arts RUSH Flyer Whether you’re curious, have an interest or an unquenchable passion for Medieval book arts you need look […]
You may have noticed I’ve stepped up my local SCA participation. It’s difficult for me to get away from the Barony so I’ve decided to do more here, taking on more event and local jobs. Book Arts RUSH Flyer I coordinated crash space at Bardic Bedlam, Arts & Sciences competitions at Coronation, and now I’m the Barony’s Social Media Officer. But my bigger project […]
Arts and Sciences in the Kingdom of Calontir are a big deal. Those hand-done crafts create our medieval ambiance. So you’ll often find us working on a handmade project, even at events. Events in the Kingdom and in our Barony encourage your participation in competitions. Last Sunday the Barony of the Lonely Tower held their annual Arts and Sciences Championship Revel. This […]
M. Rolf And Other Scribes You probably noticed Lonely Tower has a new Baron and Baroness, Augustin le Blinde and Aleit de la Thomme. They took the reins at our 2018 12th Night event. Their Excellencies have inspiring ideas for us including giving original scrolls for awards they present at court. That means Lonely Tower scribes will have opportunities to use the skills […]
Barony of the Lonely Tower’s Roll of Arms You’ve seen these before in earlier posts, often in the background. It’s Lonely Tower’s Roll of Arms. Anyone in the Barony who has an SCA heraldic device has a painted picture of it here with your name on the back. The oldest existing armorial is from the 13th century. They continued to be […]
My preparations for Lonely Tower's Scribes Class and the oops I incurred.
The Barony of the Lonely Tower held their quarterly revel and championship tournament last Sunday. It was the perfect weather, sunny with a slight breeze. As L. Aleit says, “An excuse to spend a beautiful day in the park with friends.” The weather was perfect for taking pictures, plus the organizers outdid themselves. They put up the Baronial sunshade, the Lonely Tower banners […]
Saturday Calontir held it’s annual Kingdom Arts and Sciences’ Competitions in my local group, Barony of the Lonely Tower. After greeting people at the gate and signing them in I had time in the afternoon to view entries and take pictures. You can see the room’s one-third here. With Easter the next day, we had more attend than expected. A […]
My SCA Selfie The Barony of the Lonely Tower held their Arts and Sciences Championship Revel last Sunday. My favorite local event, designed to select the person who represents those activities to the Kingdom for the coming year. It was held in the Hillcrest Mable Rose adult daycare facility, unused by them on Sundays. A free site for us, because […]
A few pictures I took today. The Barony of the Lonely Tower‘s Armored Combat Revel. .
Way back in February 1996, I was welcomed into the Barony’s Order of the Rose Window. Then I was known as Siobhan le Blake. The Rose Window is an honor for those showing talent in the arts and sciences. That’s Baron Alexandr giving it to me, with Roise at his side. The back row left to right, if I remember the names, […]
I’m so excited. We have more eager scribes attending our classes. We had three come from the Mag Mor, Lincoln group. This time, I scheduled space at my local library. Even with hauling supplies, I felt better about the space we used. Most people don’t like their picture taken, but I was able to catch M. Rolf (also from Lonely Tower) […]
Lining Up, Waiting Our Turn In the early 1990s, the Barony of the Lonely Tower put on a demonstration at the Oakview Mall that included a historical fashion show. “A Walk Through History”. Here are scans of the pictures I took, (except the one I’m in. I didn’t take it.) The clothing eras progress from oldest to more current about 1000 […]
Baroness Lady Milada von Felsenhof Until 2010 this caring woman, Lady Milada von Felsenhof, was my SCA role model. Her memory still is. I met her in 1991 at a Lonely Tower summer revel. Besides her yummy pie for the pot-luck lunch, she brought bubbles for the children. She didn’t just bring them, she played with the children with them. I […]
Today’s Lonely Tower scribal class was concentrated pen fun. Seven students experimented with a 12th-century Protogothic calligraphy script. They were intent on their efforts so we saved the painting part of the class for September’s session. I had students that were novices and also some with art degrees. We shared tools, books, and ideas. I also messaged them a link to my related Pinterest Protogothic calligraphy board, so they can see works done with that script. I’m inspired by their hunger for more. The next class will be September 11th at a nearby library. Since calligraphy took up all the class time, its preparation is done. I can relax and enjoy their reactions to their work.
Students at May’s Lonely Tower scribal gathering suggested we have regular calligraphy and illumination classes. This coming July 24th I will host the first one. While reservations are not needed responding to the event notice on Facebook would help planning. I can easily seat 12 without adding extra tables. Beyond that I’ll have to add tables. This is not a gathering […]