Weekends are different than the work-week, in that I have a little time for longer-term projects. Today’s art is related to my costuming hobby, but is also practical. I’ve found myself hanging out with the archers in the Society for Creative Anachronism. I just bought a bow. I’ve made an arm guard. And I haveContinue reading “Art Every Day – Day 9”
In case you wondered, here’s some photos of me in my costume. It was a hodge-podge of 14th and 15th century pieces (many of which I’ve made) with odds-and-ends medieval-looking bits.
National Blog Posting Month – September 2014 – Crunch Prompt – Tell us if you’re going to dress up tonight for Halloween. (And better yet, show us a picture of your costume!)
National Blog Posting Month – September 2014 – Crunch Prompt – If you had unlimited resources and artistic skills, what would you want to be for Halloween?
Today I sewed. I made what most folks would call a tunic. I did it in only a few hours. I must admit, I’m pretty impressed with myself. The pattern I actually used was modified from a pourpoint pattern by Tasha Dandelion Kelly. I wanted a simple tunic to wear under the more proper pourpointContinue reading “Power Sewing”
Another day of the 73rd annual meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology is in the record books. As with every Friday night of the annual meeting, we held the annual auction. We have a live and a silent auction and sell donated items. The proceeds benefit various SVP programs, most often in support ofContinue reading “Day Three Wrap-Up #2013SVP – Peer Pressure for A Good Cause”
In less than two weeks is the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology’s annual meeting. This year, the meeting will be held in Los Angeles, the home of earthquakes, tar pits, and Hollywood. Crazy though it may seem, one thing I do in preparation for the meeting each year is come up with some manner of wackyContinue reading “Costuming for Professional Paleontologists”
It occurs to me that it’s been a while since last I posted and introduction to myself. And since I’ve signed on for a couple blog-every-day challenges, I thought I might take a moment to say hi.
We went as a family to the Sterling Renaissance Festival today. A bit of a ‘last blast’ before I head out to points West for field work in the morning. We all got in costume, though somehow, we didn’t manage to get a portrait of all three of us together. Oh well.
I started thinking about this more than a year ago, and the urgency has been growing. A couple of weeks ago, I finally decided to act. When I first started pondering, it was purely my vanity. The wish to ‘look the part.’ Then it became a practical consideration. And now almost necessity.