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26 July 2008 @ 02:23 am
Pictish Pride  
I'm a bit belated in making introductions, but I would like to introduce all of you on my friends list to my very first student of Pictish Studies! Welcome to judithsewstoo! She is a lady out of the Shire of Dernehealde in the Middle Kingdom, where she goes by  Fionnseach de Lochielle. She is interested in Pictish culture, in particular weaving and other arts associated with clothing.

Squee! I have a Pictish student! *happydance*   Don't worry, ilaifire, mightyjesse, and K, I still love all of you as well... I just am thrilled to actually have a student in my specific period and culture of interest.  (Even better, she follows what appears to be my "rule" for apprenti/fosters/students - they have to be bulletproof and willing to be fed rusty nails. I am not a gentle Mistress as far as feedback is concerned. ;P)

Anyway, since she lives on the other side of Oooooohhhhhhiiiiiioooooo, we will be mostly communicating electronically, so you may not see her at events, but I suspect you'll run into her commenting here on my journal. :) Welcome, Finch!
Current Mood: pleasedpleased
Uncle Mikeybelmikey on July 26th, 2008 02:07 pm (UTC)
Mmmmm. Rusty nails. Sharp, tasty iron supplements!
Eliane/Jennifer: Freyagflower on July 27th, 2008 12:33 am (UTC)
Eithni, I love you, but I am so glad you were never my Laurel. As Owen now knows, bulletproof doesn't describe me. I can be broken by even knowing there are rusty nails at the event. Luckily he was generally very nice to me.

Welcome Fionnseach, I hope you will come visit in the Northshield sometime, where you can teach us all how to pronounce your name!
(Anonymous) on July 27th, 2008 03:52 am (UTC)
Do not sell yourself short.
Just put in your ear plugs and protect the Loon with some blinders. It will all be good! I enjoyed your company at dinner over at the Eithni cook out.

xoxo Blue
eithni: sofonisbaeithni on July 27th, 2008 04:50 am (UTC)
No offense, but I don't think I would have taken you as an apprentice, even if the opportunity had presented itself. 1) because your field is so different from mine and 2) because I KNOW I'm a big fat meanie who breaks the more sensitive types.

I actually recognized the "rule" when comparing notes with aaron_pike about our apprenti - he has apprenti that need a gentle guiding hand, regular reassurance and like to grow slowly but surely; I have apprenti that are looking for smack-down hard-core feedback and who are ambitious in taking on crazy new projects that may blow up but look like fun to dive into with a manic energy NOW. I would not know how to handle his without breaking them and I don't know that he would know how to deal with the schizophrenic energy of mine. It doesn't make one of us a better Laurel or mean that an unbiased observer would think once set of apprenti is better than the other (I'll reserve my own, highly biased opinion ;P)... We're different, can offer different things, and so draw different people. This is Right and Good.
judithsewstoo: Gone Crazyjudithsewstoo on July 28th, 2008 08:28 pm (UTC)
Pictxie people are crazy ;)
have to be bulletproof and willing to be fed rusty nails. I am not a gentle Mistress as far as feedback is concerned.

ROFL!!!!! Oh my! I laughed long and hard at this. :D I've never considered myself to be "bullet-proof" by any means, however, as 'Mistress' ;) and I have been discussing, I don't particularly care for the 'squishy, feel-good' kind of feedback. It does me absolutely no good whatsoever. If I ever get to turn this project into a Master's Thesis, you can bet your bog dress that the reviewing committee will do their best to try and tear it apart - at the seams or otherwise!

"Rusty nails" good source of iron and minerals. ;) (Depending on when they were made and with what source of metal and whether pure or alloy.) ;)

As for pronouncing my name, I generally go with "fin-shick" but never, on your life call me "fin's-chick." }:) Them's fightin' words. ;) Someday, I hope to make it up north for an event, maybe not all the way into Northshield, but perhaps into Barony Red Spears (Toledo area). The only problem with living in the southeastern corner of the Midrealm is that everything 'cool' happens so far away. (Toledo is almost an 8 hour drive for us.) It's easier for us to hit some of the Aethelmarc events (like Blackstone Raids). Here's hoping that those of you going to Pennsic have a lot of fun. Have some fun for me too while you're at it. ;) :)