This year’s Kingdom Arts & Science – Bardic Championship was an amazing experience. The morning started with a surprise when I was honored with a Jambe de Lion from the Crown of An Tir. After morning court, I had a great time judging the Children’s A&S Competition. An An Tir 5th grader made butter and cheese for the judges – and it was excellent. She was a skilled presenter and the butter was very tasty. 🙂
Later, I was a student judge for a 14th Century Wool Dress entry. This was a genuine learning experience. I was impressed by the quality of the work and by the questions and observations made by the judges. For me, personally, I was appreciative to have an opportunity to reflect on my own work and research in comparison to some of the phenomenal artists of An Tir.
The highlight of my day was becoming Baroness Brighid’s protégé. We had a (thankfully) short, but meaningful ceremony. Again, I found myself honored to become a student to one of An Tir’s great peers. What a significant year this has been for me.