This list was originally my thoughts for Pentathlon 2011, which is why I chose the categories I did. I was pretty sure I wasn’t going to do it — I’ve already done 3 Pentathlons in a row and it’s time to judge for a while instead of compete. But I still like the project list. This is separate from my A&S 50 list and one of these days I’ll get around to melding the two. I think.
- Period models. I swear that I’m not just inspired by the famous Bog entry, although that was GREAT. I entered a roombox in a previous Pentathlon and want to do it again, but this time model the exterior of it to fit a real-life exterior more than I did before. This would be the firehall of my persona’s Anglo Saxon farmhouse.
- Heraldic display. This will be the entry I MEANT to do for this last Pentathlon and ran out of time. A peacetime gonfalon.
- Preserves and/or Wine (fruit). The common theme would be to use my own apples. I have 5 gorgeous apple trees and have thought for a long time that it would be cool to use them in a Pentathlon entry. I do not cook in general but I can do this. Apple butter is another thought… would that be a condiment? Not sure. Anyway, using my own apples would be the deal. Otherwise I’m not that interested in culinary other than eating!
- Performance Arts, Other. Storytelling, which is arguably my best performance type.
- Vocal performance. I sing but I don’t play an instrument, so I want to learn the harp to accompany myself. This is a long-held goal anyway for me.
- Needlework: Counted Thread Work. I will finish a half-done project that I love, a copy of a piece by Mary Queen of Scots.
- Surface Embroidery. This will be embroidery on garb, most likely a gown for me.
- Leather: Shoes. Another project I didn’t get to on time. This one would be 12th century lady’s slippers with embroidery. BTW, if you hear shrieks of anguish coming from my way don’t worry — it’s just me figuring out how to make a turnshoe.
- Book Arts. Not sure here — I’m thinking a portable writing book. I can’t remember what it’s called – it attaches to the belt in its own pouch. It’ll come to me.
- Poetry. Anglo-Saxon poetry is full of the richest images and metaphors imaginable, I love it.
- Research or How-To Paper. I’m a professional writer so I should be able to get this straight. ;>