Persona Challenge

UPDATED 1/24/09

Here are my personal 50 items for the A&S50 persona challenge.


  1. Create and perform period poem #1 — “There is a Fair Fort”
  2. Create and perform period song #1 —“The Lion of the Strand”
  3. Make set of wrapped braids — 1) red, 2) gold, 3) taupe
  4. Make Norman court gown
  5. Make Norman girdle
  6. Make period tunic #1 for son

To be done

  1. Complete persona questionnaire from An Tir’s Culturewiki
  2. Write paper on elf charms
  3. Create 10+ period journal entries for Caitlin
  4. Draw up plans for prosperous farm
  5. Collect 20+ pictures of Northumberland
  6. Collect 10+ pictures of period farm and household implements
  7. Create and perform period poem #2
  8. Create and perform period song #2
  9. Create and perform period story #1
  10. Create and perform period story#2
  11. Collect 10+ period stories
  12. Write paper on period folklore and the supernatural
  13. Write a Day in the Life in 3rd person
  14. Write essay describing the funeral for Caitlin’s husband
  15. Make Judith of Flanders dress
  16. Make Judith of Flanders headrail
  17. Make cap (for under veil)
  18. Make working/war dress #1
  19. Make working accessories (veil, belt/girdle?)
  20. Make working/war dress #2
  21. Make working/war dress #3
  22. Make Norman court mantle
  23. Make Norman wimple and veil set
  24. Make braid casings
  25. Teach class on Anglo Saxon costume
  26. Teach class on early stories and storytelling
  27. Read Gale Owen-Cocker’s Anglo-Saxon Dress in England and post book review
  28. Weave trim for Judith dress
  29. Embroider trim for Norman dress
  30. Make period tunic for son #2
  31. Make leggings for son #1
  32. Make leggings for son #2
  33. Make period shoes for me
  34. Make period shoes for son
  35. Create annotated timeline for Caitlin’s life
  36. Learn Old English for translation
  37. Learn Old English for original writing
  38. Learn Old English for speaking
  39. Make period bed covers for war
  40. Create period encampment by studying interiors and furnishings
  41. Learn period handwork techniques
  42. Hand-sew one complete outfit using period stitches
  43. Make bardic book that can take additional pages
  44. Handwrite songs, poems, stories for book

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