The Feast Project idea was put forward at the last business meeting*. It was met with alot of enthusiasm- this is good!
However, we also did alot of brainstorming and tangential free-associations – this is also good, but it fore-shadows how easy it could be to become side-tracked and unfocused in a project of this scope (oh shiny!). It also foreshadows how hard Lady Ysabeau will have to work to keep us on track – the final goal is a feast! Our spin-off ideas and personal projects based around this are all fine and dandy, but we’ll have to keep ‘our eyes on the prize!’
*although the idea was floated at the meeting I’m not sure if it’s a sanctioned Barony project. I’m not sure if there was ‘recognized’ quorum present during the discussion
The Luttrell Psalter is an illuminated manuscript written and illustrated circa 1320 – 1340 by anonymous scribes and artists. It was commissioned by Sir Geoffrey Luttrell (1276-1345), a wealthy English landowner who lived at Irnham, Lincolnshire.
The pages vary in their degree of illumination but many are richly covered with both decorated text and marginal pictures of saints and Bible stories, of rural life, farming, cooking, doctoring, spouses squabbling, musicians playing, etc. It is considered by some to be one of the richest sources for visual depictions of everyday rural life in England of the Middle Ages. [Source: Wikipedia]
The Luttrell Psalter Film gives a unique glimpse of a year in the life of a medieval village.
This is a lovely film.
The A&S Project to End All A&S Projects.
At all started when… actually I have no idea when it started; I know not when the idea popped into the head of our Seneschal, Lady Ysabeau de Comport. What I do know was that on January 3, 2011 the idea was tossed in as a small group (hereafter known as ‘the conspirators’) had gathered at the de Comport Manor to help the Lady Yllaria de Comport prepare the Kingdom 12th Night feast.
Background and Context
I am a relatively new SCAdian. I have chosen the SCAdian name of Susanna of “somewhere yet to be determined”. My “persona” has no real specific time period – she’s abit of a garb junky, and she’s partial to Scotland and Vikings.
I live in the Kingdom of Ealdormere, the sixteenth Kingdom of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA).
More specifically I live in the Barony of Rising Waters.
For those who are not familiar with the SCA, we are an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of pre-17th-century Europe. Our “Known World” consists of 19 kingdoms, with over 30,000 members residing in countries around the world. We organize and attend events dressed in clothing of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. These events often feature tournaments, arts exhibits, classes, workshops, dancing, feasts, and more – all as authentic to “period” as we care to be (the closer, the better!)… but with mobile phones, web sites, family vans, and day jobs.
Every year there are competitions in each Kingdom hosted by the Kingdom Ministry of Arts and Sciences to judge the “best of” in a wide variety of arts and sciences categories.