I've been doing this since 2006. This is the first time I got First Place (I did get 3rd in 2009.)I blame Justinian and Theodora.I dedicated it to two members of the Society we have lost/about to lose to battles with cancer. So yes, first place in the adult division! I won $200! ...And a … Continue reading The Providence Street Painting Festival! Look what I did!
So last weekend (the 21st of September) was our Artifacts of a Life event here in the East Kingdom. There were some some amazing displays there! The premise of the event was to create a collection of artifacts pertaining to your persona or another persona, something that they would have had during their life, grave … Continue reading Artifacts of a Life recap
On the discovery of the artifacts: While on my backpacking across Sicily, I decided to stop at an inn for the night in the city of Syracuse. The inn, which was more of a bed and breakfast by American standards, was in an old annex to an even older house. I’m not one for architecture, … Continue reading Artifacts of a Life. IT’S HERE.
Well, this didn't come out as well as I had hoped. In fact, it doesn't look anything really like an "icon" as we know it, but looking at some actual period ones from the empire, most of them weren't as structured as the ones we see today from the Russian schools are. Which makes feel … Continue reading Experiments in Iconography Part IV: Done.
Here's some action shots of my last 2 days of work. I have to let it cure overnight, so I can't put more than a few hours of work in at a time. That and my eyes start going "NO." And I get impatient. Egg Tempera is a solution of egg yolk and white wine. … Continue reading Experiments in Iconography Part III: Egg Tempera
I DOOD IT. Well, so far. I got the gilding down tonight. This makes me insanely happy, since it was probably the part I was most worried about. After the pictures were taken, I burnished the leaf, and used a modern sealant that came with the leaf because, well, I'm a rookie, and I'd rather … Continue reading Experiments in Iconography part II
A challenge appears! Our soon-to-be Queen (Yes, that would make her the Princess) has issued a challenge for Birka, an event we have in January, in which participants are to make their favorite sports team jerseys into garb. Some people will find this dumb, I find it hysterical, because I live in New England, this … Continue reading I need your help, internet.