Re: [AandS50ChallengeCommunity] Entering A&S Competitions WAS Re: how shall we count the way
- Various reasons I have not done A&S Competitions and Displays:
1. I am usually committed to other activities during the event--archery,
providing music for dancing, camp cook, event support staff, etc. etc. so I
haven't really tried to add something else into the day's lineup.
2. My A&S participation is highly individual and largely intended to meet my
own needs (my version of the A&S50 Challenge surely demonstrates this), my
other SCA activities are where I interact with others (at events).
3. I have heard that the documentation and rules can be bothersome and have
not bothered to find out firsthand if that is the case.
4. With finite time and resources, I have not tried to add to my workload by
meeting the requirements in terms of time and paperwork and logistics and
whatever else to make my A&S activities fit within that context. I once
tried the I might as well get academic credit for my volunteer labor route
and it ended up being a bad idea. I had to take an incomplete and it
ultimately created more work for me than just doing the web design itself.
So I try not to repeat that mistake.
5. Have only very rarely stopped by competitions and displays when they
were happening, so I haven't been drawn into it that way. I do hang with
people at events doing A&S stuff, but it's mostly an informal gathering to
set up an impromptu artisans' area, and this is still a recent experience
for me. I did once spend the day at an official Artisans' Row and liked it,
but haven't managed to follow it up. In other words, my interactions with
other artisans have not steered me in that direction.
Argent, a sun between a chief enarched and base sable
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- What a wonderful experience! I'm so happy you found the niche that works for you in the competitions!
--- In AandS50ChallengeCommunity@yahoogroups.com, Barbara <harpnfiddle@...> wrote:
> This was incredibly helpful to me. I have been doing a combined
> display/competition with my lace for a little less than a year and
> couldn't really articulate what I was trying to accomplish by doing so.
> I am a relative beginner so can't really compete in a kingdom level
> event if I were only intending to win something. I'm happy to say that
> after this past weekend event (Novice Schola) I received the Baronial
> A&S award - I was thrilled. But since then 2 other things happened that
> never would have if I hadn't put my lace out to be seen by the Barony.
> 1. I have been told that someone may be interested in commissioning
> some lace, and 2. Someone is interested in having me get her started
> with bobbin lace. Woo Hoo! I am sucking people into Bobbin Lace!