Delivered for the first time last Saturday, March 14 for Caid’s amazing, incredible, and inspiring every-two-year Pentathlon. The poem is taken from the 13th century Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks (The Saga of Hervör and Heidrek). On a personal note, I cannot BELIEVE that I was able to memorize the thing! It was hard! “The Waking… Continue Reading Pentathlon 2015: Dramatic Interpretation
Robert Seutter recently describe me thusly: “And rumors tell of a Mountain Woman, tough as rawhide, pretty as a wildflower….she could split a cord of rock hard oak, run statistical demographics on a marketing campaign, and translate and memorize an 11th century Norse Saga, all before breakfast…she could make some tasty buckwheat pancakes on campfire,… Continue Reading It’s Good to Have Friends!
Just after I wrote in LJ that I often don’t update my SCA blog, I update my SCA blog. Why? Because I found BEOWULF SOCKS! The socks contain text from the first page of a surviving Beowulf manuscript. Love it. Note: Sadly, I can’t find the pattern — Sanguine Gryphon isn’t listing it on their… Continue Reading Beowulf… Socks!
I am delighted to report that the Cliar cu Buidhe musical troupe has released a new CD: “Cliar cu Buidhe. Period.” As you might have guessed it’s a wonderful collection of purely period voice and instrumental music. Some of the songs are “The Three Ravens,” “Lullay, lullay,” Sumer is icumen in,” “Salve Splendor,” and many… Continue Reading New Medieval Music CD
Costuming is NOT my art. When I give myself time I can turn out some nice clothes, but because I’m bored I don’t give it the time it needs. And then I’m always thinking about what doesn’t fit quite right, and how I would do it differently, and how I’ve worn this dress into the… Continue Reading Garb, sigh