The new job has taken a lot out of me. Long, ridiculous hours meant most of August and September I was either working or sleeping. There was a little time spent eating and eventing, but very little in comparison.
I know I promised a tutorial on Livia's hairstyle, but there are computery issues preventing that for right now. But it is not forgotten, that particular hairstyle has been on my mind for quite a while. The Boy and I entered the Summits' Coronet Lysts last month, and I wore that particular hairstyle to show off. I looked fantastically Roman, enough that the Prince (a Roman Persona himself) gave The Boy approval for having a Roman lady on his arm.
I'm also turning that recreation into a full on A&S entry for the Baronial Championship in January. I'm going to try to keep the cloak in the family so to speak. I'm getting started on documentation now, partially because I want to do it right, and mostly because I'm currently motivated.
Also in the time that I've failed to post I was given two awards at the Barony's fall event. The Baronial Brownie, Adiantum's first tier service award, a recognition of attendance, support, and promotion of the Barony. Kind of like a Baronial AoA. I was also given the Fern and Quill, the Barony's arts award, specifically for skill and generosity with hairdressing. The current B&B will be stepping down in a few months, and I believe that Morrghan, the Baroness, wanted to be the one who gave me this award. There was mention of how recently we'd moved into the barony, and if we were to move she'd steal the alternator from the car. It's wonderful to be recognized for the hair styling up here. I hadn't done much research into authentic styles back in Ansteorra, but was mostly a "get it off my neck" hairdresser.
We (The Boy, a few friends and I) went up to Honor Feast last weekend, hosted by the Portland group. The event was fun, if a bit common as far as events go. The "ball" was more of a class, but fun despite it's short time frame. The Boy and I made contacts with the Dance Master/Mistresses from up northerly way, and got to help with their issues with Parson's Farewell. They were trying to reconstruct it and were getting caught in a couple sections, so we taught it the way we'd learned it in Ansteorra. They seemed giddy to discover we knew the dance, and we kind of blew apart the ball right there in order to teach it to them. We're now plotting to start up a dance night in the Salem group, so that the dancers from Eugene and Portland can descend upon a central area and take over. I also got my hairdressing name out there further, hopefully people will recognize me in the future. I chose to wear the 1515 Florentine for the day, not something I usually wear, but I looked damn good that day.
Hope to have more to say in the coming months, and more time to say it.