So, I’m going to admit something, and no one is allowed to laugh because we all geek over something (I’m looking at you, people who watch American Idol). I… (dramatic pause)…. am a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism. Which is like LARPing but without potions and lightning bolts. We dress up in gorgeous gowns (sometimes made with Hawaiian-themed t-shirt fabric… yeah, I don’t understand it either), or armor (sometimes made out of trashcans and old tires… the ingenuity is amazing!), and we learn cool things like falconry and basket weaving and archery. Well, I don’t. Someone else learns those things. I just like to look pretty.
Anyway, this weekend is one of the local events I like to attend which, if you’re in the area, you can read all about here. I’m planning on lots of fun, lots of pictures, lots of crafts, lots of campfire mayhem and general frivolity shall prevail. Mostly, I’ll spend the weekend sitting beneath a canopy beading like a madwoman with my hair wild in the wind. Or something dramatically romantic. Sometimes I bring tarot and read for random strangers. Sometimes I pull out henna and mark my victims with paint. Mwahahahaha.
In honor of the golden age of the Renaissance, I’m offering the few viking knit bracelets I have currently available for discounted prices. This weekend only. You can see the selection here. And I’ll have many more added in the weeks to come. They are one of the most therapeutic creative exercises to which I have ever been introduced, and I find such joy and satisfaction in each piece finished, and each piece re-homed.
But this weekend will mostly be about the photography. I so rarely have the opportunity to pull out my camera for use that extends beyond jewelry and, though it’s not the most extensive collection of gear, I have a lot of fun with it.
And then, when I come home and unpack and get settled, it will be more viking knit, hair combs and anklets and moon pendants and trees and tree bracelets and tree hair combs and… well… I like trees. Also among the list of things I find amazingly rejuvenating. Besides, if I can’t find inspiration among the Middle Ages, then all creative hope is lost!
And maybe I’ll learn some basket weaving somewhere along the way.
How will you be spending your weekend?