Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Hoggetowne Medieval Faire 2012

Hogge3  A few weeks ago I spent a weekend doing a demo of illumination at the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire in Gainesville FL. The SCA demo area looked fantastic and we had a great range of arts and crafts on display including spinning, weaving, embroidery, dying, blacksmithing, metal casting, cooking, illumination and more.

While painting I easily talked to a hundred people over the weekend who were specifically interested in the scribal arts of the middle ages. One of my favorites was a girl of about seven who brought every member of her family over to see me and later told me “I think you are amazing at painting and also a very nice lady”. Precious. Shockingly, I managed to entirely finish one new piece and make it 80% of the way through a second even though I was constantly stopping to talk to guests.

I’m going to try to do a few days of Hogge1illumination demo at the Bay Area Ren Faire over the next few months. Hopefully the experience will be just as great as Hoggetowne.

Thanks again to the Barony of An Crosaire for being so welcoming and accommodating. Special thanks to Thalassia for the bed and to Finnguala, Thalassia and Ryan for the great company!


Syr Turold said...

Thank you for giving so generously of your time and talent. You have been an immense benefit to our display and recruiting efforts through the years, and we're always glad to have you.

Kristen said...

Thanks Turold! Your group is always so welcoming, generous and appreciative that I always enjoy the trip. I plan to be there at least one weekend of next year as well.