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I am really happy.

As of today, four brave souls have taken my challenge for St. Luke's Artisans Fair.

(I had three, but I got one more this morning.)

This is very exciting, and I am very happy to see that people have done a lot of work and put a lot of thought in this. It has been very interesting going through documentation, and being able to read through the whole thing with enough time to catch all the details and see how different people approach research on the same subject.

I can't wait to see their embroidery tomorrow.

I'll be bringing my camera.


In other news, I have come up with the theme for Chalice of the Sun God VI, which will take place in September of 2009. I will be posting an official note to the Merry Rose and other fora, since this will give folks almost a year to prepare their projects.

Soooooo . . . .

*Drumroll*

The theme for Chalice VI will be: Leda, The Swan, and the Twins.

Yes, Leda, as Leda and the Swan.

A lot of people are familiar with the legend of Leda, and how she got seduced by Zeus when he was in the form of a swan (don't ask). However, from that union she gave birth to twins: Castor and Pollux, also known as the Dioscuri. And because she had also had fun with her husband (Tyndareus) that same day, one of the kids was immortal (Zeus' son, Pollux), while the other one (Castor) was mortal. When Castor died, Pollux asked the gods to be allowed to share his immortality with his brother. Therefore, they were both placed in the sky where they became the constellation of Gemini.

Leda had other children (the notorious Helen of Troy being one of them) but we won't go there this time. We will narrow it to Leda, the Swan and the Twins.

I think that this will keep everyone occupied enough.

What do you think? You like?

EDIT: As I was drafting the description for the Merry Rose, I found that it was easier to name it "Castor and Pollux: Leda's Twins." I feel that it narrows it a lot better.

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