My name is Linda, and I have been creative all my life. This site is to provide inspiration and resources for dancing and crafts so that you, too, can be creative all your life!
There are several sections, the heading pages listed to the left. Each page will go to a more detailed menu.
Middle Eastern dance (Belly dance, raqs sharki, raqs baladi, etc.) is for information about my favourite dance genre. I talk about my understanding of its history, outline my beginner-level classes, give resources for buying music online, and offer a few photos. English Country Dance (known by those dancers as ECD) has a few useful links including an annotated list for buying music at Amazon.com.
The Portfolio is a simple record of my delving into various arts and crafts, and is, by no means, complete; some things just don't translate to the 'net very well! You will find images of SCA projects, contests, and other endeavours.
The Notebook is an eclectic collection of pages, each one put together to answer a question; questions might be on research, or on "how-to", or on "where do I find...?" This section is likely to change the most, so plan to keep an eye on it!
The S.C.A. (Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc) is an educational, non-profit society that endeavours to re-create the better aspects of the European Middle Ages and early Renaissance through experiential archeology, researching and reconstructing some of the items and lifestyles, though mostly of the nobility. Participants each create a persona and try to "be" it during events of an evening, a weekend, or even a week or two.
Thanks for visiting!
Links that currently top the list...
Shire of Cragmere - From the Comox Valley up to Campbell River on Vancouver Island, B.C.
Stefan's Florilegium Archives - Extracts of discussions on medieval re-creation
S.C.A. Arts and Sciences Page - And even more on re-creation...
Middle Eastern Clothing as seen by Max Tilke
Medieval Pavilion Resources - for more than just pavilions and camping
SCA Dance Page - medieval/renaissance dance http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/music.html
An Tir College of Heralds - for heraldry vocal and visible