Sorry this took a bit, I was hoping to get a few more, but this is a good start. I think I did myself, and everybody, a great disservice by saying I would help with general medieval information. I sat here and derped pretty hard, so, for future questions, please keep them limited to Roman/Byzantine … Continue reading The First Round of “Ask Me Anything” Answers!
So, while I'm taking a short break from heavy SCA sewing and research, I want everybody to help me keep my brain ticking. Every week, or however often I get questions, I'm going to have a question/answer column here on my blog. Feel free to ask me anything about Roman and Byzantine history, textiles, clothing, … Continue reading Ask me anything!
We always see them: the funky printed cottons in the stores. Sometimes we can't resist, and then we wonder why the heck we bought it in the first place. Clearly, you can't make garb out of silly prints! Or can you? This summer, I had a weird awakening. It's no secret to my readers and … Continue reading Yes, it is OK to have fun with garb!
I managed to get back to the Met last month, and spend a whopping six hours there, never getting off the first floor. Again. Well, except for the Roman study rooms, but I digress. They have a really neat exhibit right now under the stairs in the Jaharis vault (where my favorite tunic was) that … Continue reading Painted linen wall hangings
This is what happens when I catch a cold, miss an event, and decide to not do homework. When I'm sick, I get bored, and when I'm bored and hopped up on cold medicine, well...I needed to tinker. Edited on 9-28-2015 to add finished pictures. PROJECT ONE: WEAVING THINGS. Well, I started by warping up … Continue reading A very merry Anachronistic and Impulsive Arts and Crafts Weekend at Anna’s Rome!
I finally got a chance to go back to the MFA yesterday and see Juno with a head on. When they acquired her in 2012, she was decapitated and needed a nose job. When I went last year in 2014, she was blocked off because of a special event. So yesterday, finally yesterday, I got … Continue reading A better look at Juno at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
So last spring after another botched attempt at iconography, I was prepared to give up the art form entirely. I'm not a painter, and the stuff I draw primarily is Japanese anime, which is, uh, so not period or even appropriate for icons at all. This fall, I was asked to offer my skills as … Continue reading Icon do it! St. Lucia of Syracuse icon completed!