My last entry was two years ago. Guess I dropped the ball on that one. Looks like this site hasn’t been at the front of my attention but I thought it deserved an update.
That job I mentioned last time was fantastic. I got to live and breath medieval history every day. I put myself in the shoes of the people who lived in 14th century Europe. (Literally - I worked as a shoemaker.) It was a great chance to expand my leatherwork from masks into just about everything else. Period leathercraft is a fascinating area of study - Shoes, water bottles, sheaths and scabbards, belts and pouches. I learned a lot more about stitching and
I know it's been a while, ladies and gentlemen, although I imagine at this point my sporadic attendance has become more or less accepted.
I hope you are well. I have been keeping fairly busy myself. I know I'm not churning out art too regularly here. I have been very active with my leatherwork, although photography has slowed down since travel has always been my greatest muse and finances are just not in the place they need to be for that to be in the cards at the moment. There are cheaper solutions of course, like Peace Corps, but I have a new job I absolutely love so I'm going to hold off on making that sort of serious commitment for at le
I wanted to stop by briefly and give any interested parties a chance to keep up with my latest creative endeavors. My artwork has been progressing nicely since graduation, and what better place to share those milestones than the site that helped kickstart it all?
As I mentioned in an earlier journal, that photo contest for Albion Swords ended up going very well. I won first place for this photo: http://fav.me/d5fcquj and had a beautiful sword shipped to me from Europe as a prize. (I did some test cutting with both my new Chevalier and my Crecy on some post-halloween pumpkins and they both handle like