Sunday, March 30, 2008


so I have recieved several e-mails asking about my scores... Well in jewelry which is my skills and tecnolodgy entry I recieved an average score of 36.766 which gives me a 73.4% score I need at least an average of 35 points or 70% so this entry can count as finished

As for my clothing entry I recieved an average score of 34.933 or 69.86% yes I missed the 35 score by .07 points now many folks think I should just round it up and call it good but considering the lack of support and such I doubt the great powers that be would give it to me and to prevent any challenges I might get I must re enter this and pray for a 70% score....

bump in the road

OK so I hit a bump in the road today.... I entered my clothing and Skills and Technology items in Caerthe's A&S and didn't do as well as I had hoped. My Skills and Technology entry- the rosaries barely scraped by the 70% mark while my clothing item averaged a 69.87% I have my own theories on why I was scored so low (an all time low for anything I have entered since starting the quest- and since I need at least a 70% average score on my items to consider them done I must reenter the clothing entry before I can cross it off my list) and frankly I am feeling a bit stung. I did have some great suggestions on how to improve both entries that I plan on starting on tomorrow. Mainly because I haven't slept in 3 days trying to get ready for today's event and partly so I will get over such a blow. My big problem is the next chance I have to enter these items is at kingdom A&S in 14 days.

Now as a side note- there is a reason I don't enter caerthe's A&S and sadly today confirmed my reasoning's tho since I stepped up as caerthes A&S minister it is now my job to attempt to fix the issues I have so much trouble with.....

Kingdom A&S is by far the most intense A&S I have ever entered. As I am yet to try my luck with an inter kingdom competition at a war. I have never in the 10 years I have been in this kingdom entered a kingdom level event. I am scarred to death!!! I thought some of the judging today was a bit rough- It is a common train of thought that if you score an average of a 30% score with an item at kingdom that this is a huge success!! how am I going to get a 70% at this event??

I would like to also add sadly that many of my judging forms were returned with no comments at all.... so I have no idea what those judges liked or disliked....
(or maybe this was some form of initiation for the incoming A&S minister.....hmmmm)

so I'm feeling a bit down since I thought the clothing item was the stronger of my two quest entries at this event and will only give a heavy hearted - 2 more categories left to do...

ugghhh this is so depressing...... I hope a good nights sleep will help me see the light and find some motivation to redo the clothing stuff and I hope I survive my first kingdom A&S event

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

heraldry hold up

so I'm still waiting on the heraldry test. I threw out to the group that I would do a diffrent kingdoms version of the test that I thought we were using to base ours off of but the owner of our group has not said yea or nay and unless I get a good majority agreeing to my suggestions I am afraid she will veto my choice..... I have to get this done.... the deadline is looming and I am begining to stress.....

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Skills and Technology done!

So I have finished the 3 rosaries and I have finished their documentation!!! 2 categories to go!!!

first a black rosary made of black glass beads and Jet gauds a attempt at recreating a rosary from this painting

Next a coral rosary done in a loop style found in several paintings

And lastly an inspired by rosary... Done in Amethyst and silver filigree gauds