Achievement of Arms are a period way to show off one's accomplishments in the SCA, as combined with one's heraldic device. I had the great fortune to create a conjugal coat of arms for my Byzanbestie Anna and her husband Gieffrei, and ended up also blogging the process, too. Let's start off with the details and … Continue reading Achieve!, or the Diary of making an Achievement of Arms
I know, I know. I haven't posted in a while. I promise I still live. I've been eaten alive by my modern work life and haven't really posted a lot of the projects I've been working on. I did finish the painting that's on the left for the Mews (it's the cover art for the … Continue reading I live. . .
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
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.
I'm starting a series of blog posts about common misconceptions in the SCA about Byzantium. Think of this as Byzantine history as applies to the lens that is the SCA. I've listed the misconception first, and the explanation second. 1) Anything Byzantine automatically equals Middle Eastern. In all actuality, the Byzantine Empire was much closer … Continue reading Misconceptions and the SCA 101: Byzantines