In 2015 (A.S. L), Olcan became our Shield of Glymm Mere for a second year in a row. In planning the Charter to give him at the end of his year of service, I really strove to create a wholly original piece in a meter, rhyme scheme, and style consistent with his persona's poetic culture. ... Continue Reading →
Why poetry? Well, I like poetry; and as long as I am creating something that feels like it is medieval, but never actually existed in the middle ages, I have free rein to do with it as I wish.
Overview Among my earliest projects of researching and reproducing medieval furniture were a pair of faldstools in the ‘Glastonbury’ style, based on the two extant examples constructed circa 1530 and now residing in Wells, Somerset, England. The extant chairs are believed to be based on earlier examples witnessed in Rome circa 1500. These faldstools were... Continue Reading →
In 2014 (anno societatis XLIX), the heavy fighting championship for the Barony of Glymm Mere in the Kingdom of An Tir was won by the honorable lord Olcan Mac Meanma, known affectionately as Olcan "the Gentle". He served us well for a year with the title 'Shield of Glymm Mere', at the end of which... Continue Reading →
As her persona is of a twelfth century Anglo-Norman noblewoman, I decided to try my hand at writing in French.
I don't speak French.