Tuesday, August 31, 2010

New Header

The header posted today is based on Renaissance Heraldic displays and is my personal Accomplishment of Arms. It has my personal Arms in the center, the Laurel and Pelican (the two Peerages I have in the SCA http://www.sca.org/ ). The small circle on the base is my Household badge. The two boys are "supporters", figures used in heraldry to support/frame Arms. The Coronet/crown is because I am a Baron in the SCA and the whole thing is based strongly on decorations found in a writing desk owned by Henry VIIII. Here is the picture without the header lettering.

Old Unfinished Art

This is on a wooden paint box. When I started it I had planed to use the box once it was done being decorated...that was 30 years ago or more. It will never be done but for now at least I am not throwing it out. "Vampyre and Child", Acrylic on wooden box.  

Monday, August 30, 2010

Vampire Illo

Here is an old illustration I did for a poem or story in a Fanzine. I don't remember much about it other than the German writing on the tomb stone... Thought I would post some art even if I am not currently getting any done. I hope I didn't alreadyy post this. "Vampire in the Graveyard", 9 x 12, marker on paper.   

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Talking To Myself

Not that anyone reads this any more, but I HATE "social media"! It isn't very social, it just causes trouble cause people assume you mean one thing when you say another! Iam now doing what I hate by typing my own STUPID useless oppinions on a page that anyone can read. WHO CARES!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Vampyre Song 1

I posted a "cover" for an album by the non existent rock group my friends and I created in college. Here is one of the song I wrote for it, I may post a couple more if there is any interest.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

More Old Art

This one is not being thrown away...someday, maybe I will finish/fix it. It was with those that were damaged in our flood but did not get mold on it. I started this in college and it is part of a pair (the first one was stolen). This is showing the destruction of Atlantis, it has the legend of Phaeton in the upper section and a prophesy in Atalantis (the language I created). This is 24 x 36 (I think), Acrylic on canvas.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Pennsic Versus Mundania

I have tried to find pictures but none capture what I want to express. While it is a pain to pack and set up and taer down for Pennsic, being there is so special to me I would do almost anything to keep going! It is the exact opposite of my life in mundania/"the real world". Living in a small city of 10 to 12 thousand people, all with similar interests, is so different than living in a small modern town with almost no contact with the people around you.

At Pennsic, I wake up and have people to interact with immediately, either my Household (in camp) or just those other citizens of Pennsic who I see and talk to. In mundane life, I get up and see no one. My husband is already off to work and I spend all day alone with only the cats for company. I rarely see another human in real life and never talk to anyone unless it is on the computer or phone.

While at war, 90% of my time is spent interacting with others, I see hundreds of people each day and talk to dozens! It is so opposite and different it is hard to fathom just how NOT alike the two lives are! I hate modern clothing and even when in grubby, simple stuff, I prefer medieval clothes!

I eat less, get more exercise, walk more, breath cleaner air and am overall more healthy. I sleep better (even with drumming and partiers making all kinds of noise). It is a healthier lifestyle and reminds me a bit of when I lived on a farm as a child.

Don hates Pennsic because of all the work and headaches of packing and setting up, but I would not have him if I had not gone to Pennsic and I would not know how great community and friendship can be, if I did not go to war every year. This was my 26th Pennsic in a row and while there are always problems and issue, I hope I get to go to 26 more!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Album Cover That Never Was

Back in college, my friends and I dreamed of starting a band. None of us had any musical talent but we did write some songs and have ideas for concerts etc. Being an artist, I had all these album cover ideas. This is a small painting I did with the idea of it being a cover for an album called "Mystifying", so many problem with the size, shape etc. Anyway, thought I would share it since it was one that I have to throw away after it was damaged by the flood and mold.

Friday, August 20, 2010

More Old Stuff

This was done back in the 80's and is scanned from a small bad photo, so the quality is not great. With allot of work in paintshop I have it to a presentable stage but far from perfect. This was done on Bristol (I think) in markers and watercolor colored pencil. It was most likely 8 x 11 but could have been 9 x 12. "Elven Harper", I still love his outfit and the harp! 

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Old Love

This was painted on a box lid, the box has long since deteriorated. My first real lover was Scott Mintz, a 6'4 red head. This is a portrait of him (more or less). I am not sure why I hold on to this, but I like the babies and the overall look and details. It is 13 1/2 x 20, Acrylic on wood.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Another Old Me

This was done as a life size self portrait, an assignment from drawing class in coledge. I made myself as small as I could and covered myself as much as I could...this was the second life size self portrait we had to do and it was  a pain! This is Pencil on illustration board (30 x 40 I think). This is just a small detail from the whole picture. My face and that of Neil, a boy whose family I was close to for many years. This is being thrown away as it now has water damadge and mold...it was done in 1977.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Name Sake

Well, another picture damaged in the flood (but I think I will keep it as it is not moldy) is a character from my book The Journal of Edward Knight (unfinished and likely to never be). Tristan Alexander Knight is the third child of my main character and this portrait of him was done many, many years ago on a piece of paneling. I used to paint on anything flat I could find.
Also, at Pennsic, I was introduced to a baby boy of 4 months (I think) who was named Tristan Alexander Cooper! His parents saw my name on my shop sign and had to look me up to introduce him to me! They took a picture of us together and hopefully will send me a copy soon!
Anyway, this is "Tristan Alexander Knight", Acrylic on paneling back, 23 x 48.  

Old Me

Because of the flooding, I have several pictures I have to throw away. I am trying to get photos of them so I can at least keep a record of my work. Here is an old self portrait...sorta. This was a sign I did to advertise Tarot reading. The portrait is of my Alter persona in the SCA, Mercia Ganymede Dracul. At the time I painted this, I owned all the things seen in the picture, the clothing, jewelry and the cards (witch are my own deck).

Sunday, August 15, 2010


Well, war was great on some levels and not great on others. The worst part was the mess at home when we got back. Lots of work to do to repare flood damage and clean up everything...
More art in a few days.