TBTh: 2000 Championship Entry

In 2000 I entered Calontir‘s Arts and Sciences Championship Competiton with the three items in this photo.  (Yes, they were all mine. Back then I was known in the SCA as “Siobhan le Blake”.) The easiest single entry to see is the colorful six item comparative illuminated manuscript styles’ study. Lower in the photo, in the center, is an oversized diamond-point […]

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TBTh: Warthaven’s Master William Blackfox

Master William Blackfox (aka Mark Wallace), author and illustrator of the cartoon Warthaven, was, talented in many fields, including playing the bagpipes. He viewed everything in life as fun and generously gave the SCA his time and talents, until his untimely death in 1997. For those of you who never had the pleasure of knowing William Blackfox, Master Chidiock’s poem describes him […]

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TBTh: My Role Model

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 […]

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Throwback Thursday: Gone Too Soon

Don’t want to think of this, even though I know the SCA is 50 years old now.  Taken  September 10, 2010 as I was welcomed to the Order of the Laurel. Two people prominent in this photo are now gone. Mistress Luciana della Ridolphi and Duke Ostwald Konrad von Riestoten.  She received one of the earliest Laurels in Calontir, a well […]

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