Keep calm and hobbit onRight. Since I haven't posted in years (literary) I owe you an explanation.More Like This
I am all Historical Reenactment now. Like a dragon it has crawled into my life and has taken it completely, leaving me no choice but to surrender. For the past three years my life was all costumes, tools, tents, bows, arrows, cauldrons and other things unimaginable by those who are still free from the overwhelming powers of applied history.
So that is it. For three years I have barely picked up my brushes, barely thought of drawing.
But as someone clever once said "There is always hope". And I am pleased to tell you that I found a way to deal with my passions for Reenactment and my old nearly forgotten passion for painting. I combined them, made them one and told myself I should have done it years ago. So now my life is full of Medieval Illuminations of all kind.
Be patient with me, guys. Who knows maybe one day, someday the History hunger will leave me and I will do a normal, proper, simple style painting once
Paul Tobin, There and Back AgainMore Like This
Most denizens of the West think of New Zealand as a little known outpost of civilization somewhere beyond Australia at the ends of the Earth.
Could any land be any farther from the European motherland, birthplace of the Renaissance that is the Genesis-point of the visual arts narrative we continue expanding and evolving today? And yet this remote country of islands in the Pacific has suddenly become a cinematic storytelling powerhouse, a film-friendly factory for the creation of some of the most important touchstone mass entertainment experiences to influence our popular culture in recent years.
Dracula: 15 Controversial FactsMore Like This
Stoker became interested in theatre while in school and reviewed plays as a theatre critic for a newspaper owned by Sheridan Le Fanu, who authored “Carmilla,” the best known vampire story before “Dracula.”
Carmilla Female Vampire by Sathanael
Le Fanu Carmilla
Stoker and Oscar Wilde were very good friends. In 1878, Bram Stoker married an ex-girlfriend of Oscar Wilde’s, souring their friendship. Stoker,
Just in from CNN HQJust in from CNN HQMore Like This
In an effort to turn the U.S. Economy around, Congress is seriously considering the cost–savings of merging Valentines Day and Halloween on the calendar.
Show us what this unholy merger of all things creepy/kissy might look like!
CNN Special Announcement:
As our slow–growth economy continues to grind on at its slow pace, the U.S. Government has found it necessary to institute necessary cost–cutting measures that may seem unusual. Economists, however, say the savings will be in the billions, if not trillions, of dollars if these “asymmetrical outside the box” measures are taken.
First up: The Merger of Halloween and Valentine's Day
These two holidays, while representing no major Judeo–Christian events and not the occasion for business, banking or school closures, have become twin generator