One of the more puzzling things I've been researching have been superhumerals. In the SCA, we have a tendency to make them out of fabric (because affordability), but I've now run into a second data point of what could be a superhumeral. For those who don't know what a superhumeral is, it is a collar … Continue reading Super-duper-humerals
So, I sucked it up and decided that I could be poor a couple of weeks. And so I purchased Byzantina Australiensia's new translation of De Ceremoniis so I could start building Byzantine ceremonies and researching things from the primary (or close to it) source document. For those not in the know, De Ceremoniis is the book … Continue reading De Ceremoniis
2017 SCA Resolutions, revisited. . .
Looking back at my SCA resolutions from last year, and I got none of them done. Sigh. Not. A. One. Now, to be fair, my modern work life was in a crap-ton of flux, but I'm hoping for much smoother sailing this year. Goals #1 (actually finish a project before taking on another one) and #5 … Continue reading 2017 SCA Resolutions, revisited. . .
Byzantine Bone Box Icon and Queen’s Prize
I've been quiet lately. Sorry about that (lots of projects on my plate, lots of items still needing to be done). At any rate, I've been quiet as I've been working on my Queen's Prize project. I've been intrigued by this little bone icon found in Israel since its discovery in 2011, and even more … Continue reading Byzantine Bone Box Icon and Queen’s Prize
It’s been a year: goal-writing and the SCA
On the other other hand, goal-writing allows us to see our own growth and learn from what we've done in the past - it's not a checklist. It's a way to see how far you've come as a person (or your kit, etc.) and yet still show how far you have to go, and then using that as a form of finding contentment. It's kind of Zen, really.
Puzzling Out the Procession of the Martyrs
The Procession of the Virgin Martyrs is an incredible piece of art from 6th century Ravenna (see also the mosaic of Theodora with Attendants, also located in Ravenna and completed during the reign of Justinian and Theodora). Created with thousands of tesserae (or glass or stone tiles), this piece of artwork completed during the reign … Continue reading Puzzling Out the Procession of the Martyrs
This morning, as I was getting ready to go to an event, I had an epiphany on headgear. To be fair, I had been stressing over proper headgear and if all else failed, I was just going to stick a couple veils on my head and just be done with it. Until, well, I put … Continue reading Headgear!
Preparing for visiting the East Kingdom . . .
. . . for Birka! Which, of course, gives me fodder for persona development. For those who don't know, Birka is the East Kingdom's biggest shopping event. And after having been invited for several years, I found myself having a spare bit of change and was able to go. But back to the persona fodder. … Continue reading Preparing for visiting the East Kingdom . . .
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