Author Archives: Konstantia Kaloethina

About Konstantia Kaloethina

I belong to the Society for Creative Anachronism, and there, I'm known as Konstantia Kaloethina, an Eastern Roman (Byzantinian) woman of the sixth century from Constantinople. I am proteged to Master Gabriel andvaka Kjotvason, and apprenticed to Mistress Bess Darnley. I'm an American of Irish, German, Burgundian, and Norwegian descent. I share Harry Potter's birthdate (July 31st, 1983). I typically score as INTJ (Myers-Briggs), and as a confirmed Five with a Four wing "Iconoclast" (Enneagram) type, with strong scores in Musical, Visual/Spatial, and Intrapersonal on the Multiple Intelligences test.

Project roundup!

So, my list of unfinished projects is getting shorter!  Yay! Still on the list: Lined Skjoldehamn hood (now taken apart and mostly lined.  I may have to redo the centre panel so it’s wide enough because I forgot to take … Continue reading

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Jaida’s Pelican Text

When my friend Branwen approached me for ideas on what to do for her protege’s upcoming elevation for the Pelican, I panicked a little.  I was familiar with doing Andalusian art from doing Catalina’s Laurel scroll, but text was going … Continue reading

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Award Recommendations: what are they, and why are they important?

One of the things that the SCA does is grant awards to our participants, much like any other group.  In a sense, each SCA event is like the OSCARs, BAFTAs or the Tonys – we recognize in court as a … Continue reading

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Update on Projects

I seem to be doing updates to my unfinished list, but on the other hand, it feels good to get things knocked off of a list. What is done: Nobelese Largesse Secret Project (blogged about here) Mar’s Quilt block (no photos, but … Continue reading

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Update on Unfinished Projects

Good news: I’ve got two completely off the list!  YAY! Bad news: I’ve added to my list. My list items that are now done are these. Nobelese Largesse Secret Project (blogged about here) Mar’s Quilt block (no photos, but it’s also … Continue reading

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Crossed One Off the List!

So, remember my post on unfinished projects?  Well, I get to cross one off of the list! My Noblesse Largesse project went to a lady out in Atlantia, who stated in her dossier that she liked paternosters and the colours … Continue reading

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Snorri’s Hammer Scroll, or how to pick your battles

This is actually a project from last year (December!) that I’ve finally got some time to blog about now. I got a scroll assignment from the Royal Scribe for Damien and Issabell and I was immediately inspired to Do Something … Continue reading

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Unfinished Projects

Y’all. Y’all. I’m really bad at unfinished projects. My friend Anna Plantyn had a fantastic idea for keeping on task for finishing up the projects (and I’ll blog about this, too). From her note: Over the years I have accrued a … Continue reading

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2017 SCA Resolutions, revisited. . .

Looking back at my SCA resolutions from last year, and I got none of them done. Sigh.  Not.  A.  One.  Now, to be fair, my modern work life was in a crap-ton of flux, but I’m hoping for much smoother … Continue reading

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I Need Your Help

Hi all – I wish this was an awesome research post or a post about something I made.  Instead, I’m asking for a tiny bit of help with a bit of a modern-day problem.  I’m visiting my Diarmaid, and my … Continue reading

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