I Keep. Wanting. to DO. Things. Make things. Work on things. Talk about things. And it just doesn’t happen. I do better with company, for starters; I also need variety. I don’t have time for a C&I night, sewing night, music night, etc. every week or month. Too much. I think it’s too much for everybody else, too, and we lose focus.
I was also reflecting recently that if I were brand new to the SCA and lived in my shire, I would be feel a little lost. Fighter practice is hard to just jump into, you need so much prep in terms of gathering equipment, and it’s not a practice super focused on teaching, it’s a… PRACTICE. (Note this is not a criticism of the way things are – practices are important! Just observing.) We have dance practice, which is much easier to jump into as a newbie, but it’s also a fairly limited focus. What if you want to do other stuff? Where do you start?
SO. Thing of the month club, voila! My goal is to host or coordinate a get together – with THEME – once per month. It will be different every month. It will be a different time every month, depending on schedule. It will NOT be a class, it will be a general get together for working/chatting/sharing knowledge/asking questions, but nothing super formal. It might be a sewing day; it might be a charter painting party; it might be a potluck dinner party where we all bring a dish from a single period source; it might be a bardic circle or period music night (note the same :)… etc. But it will be scheduled, I will do it whether anyone else shows or not, and it’s open to anyone.
If you’re interested, please join the google group: http://groups.google.com/group/monthly-makers?hl=en. I’m thinking the first meeting will be the last weekend in March, leaning towards a C&I day but that’s TBD. Hope there’s interest!