The past couple of days have been more restful between a family birthday Sunday and a board game get together Monday. I'm always glad for the chance to play some board games and yesterday was no exception. I ended up teaching "De Vulgari Eloquentia" to a group who'd never played it before. It's a game based on the late medieval period culture of merchants and clergy....at the end of the game someone will even become pope! It's a fun game, through the instructions are horribly written, we didn't expect too much from it since it came from a bargain bin. You can read more about it and see some pictures - http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/75165/de-vulgari-eloquentia
We also played Dominion which is one of my husband's favorites. It's a card based game where you're building a deck over the course of the game and trying to collect the right kind of cards so that you gain the most points at the end of the game. However you can use different cards each time you play the game making it mean or friendly depending on your mood. And there's more info on that - http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/36218/dominion
Today has been filled with lots of little bits of progress and getting back in to the swing of things. I've worked on two pieces today plus some other odd jobs I've had. Also I saw that my hometown newspaper, The Roanoke Times, has published a piece on their website about my Kickstarter. You can find that - HERE
So, all that's exciting, and I'm up to 3 pledges on Kickstarter now, with emails being sent out every day to people who've shown interest in my work previously via Etsy. I'm getting in lots of writing practice, though I don't mind it too much these days. And just in case you haven't seen the link yet here is my Kickstarter!
Hopefully no ones minds my departures from strictly writing about art to talk about board games for a bit. I expect to be adding some of my interests and experiences along the way, and these are some great examples of that. Other than all that this evening I've been distracted by the snow we've been getting. Finally! Sadly we're not even getting a full inch....I wish it was much more though. This is the first snow we've had this winter that's actually stuck and it always gets me excited like a kid to see it. If there's any left on the ground after my breakfast tomorrow I might take some photographs to work on some new pieces from. For now though I need to get some rest so I can get up early enough to hope to see that snow! Goodnight everyone.