Jennifer's Photo Gallery
Hello and welcome to my photo gallery. Here are the photos I have available. Click on the title of the photo you would like to see. All photos were taken by me unless otherwise indicated.
- Just Me
- Me at 11, June 1982, before adolescent awkwardness set in. While my parents were on their 15th anniversary trip to Europe, my paternal grandfather came to town; the older lady who was babysitting us (Mrs. Schwarz--a good soul) dressed us up to the nines. If you think I was in the habit of wearing purple fuzzy ribbons in my hair at 11, you're nuts. The Garfield stuffed animal, on the other hand, was a gift from Papa that day and became one of my favorite toys. Photo credit: Sam Denmark; scanning: John Manning.
- Me in garb (the bodice is store-bought, but the rest is homemade), at the Poor Man's Pennsic site (North Wood County Park, near Marshfield), June 1998. Photo by Lady Alexandra.
- Me in my third Italian gown at Bardic Madness, March 2000, Barony of Windhaven. In the background is the Windhaven baronial presence (thrones and such). Photo by Igraine Read.
- Me in my Coronet cotehardie, June 2000, Barony of Caer Anterth Mawr. (Apologies for low-quality photo.) Photo by Igraine Read.
- I recieve my Willow from Her Majesty, Queen Brigh of the Middle Kingdom, at Warriors and Warlords VIII, July 14, 2001, with Lady Heir Aramanthra and Princess Leyla of the Northshield in attendance. Photo by Sarra.
- Me in my fifth Italian gown again, at Boar's Head, Dec. 9, 2001. I am wearing a truncated hennin (fez hat) with Sarra's stuffed leopard on it. I'm told this is my pouty face. I'm never making it again. Photo by Sarra.
- Me in the Flemish gown Lady Wren made for me, complete with dark green sleeves matching my apprentice belt. This is possibly my favorite picture of myself taken in the last 20 years. The white tent is mine; the modern tent is Alissende's, the one we camped in at our first Pennsic. Photo credit: Wren, W&W X (July 2003).
- Friends/SCA Events
- A very early SCA picture of me, standing with Lady Alex (in her DiCellini/Packers garb!) at a Falcon's Keep moot at the Plover town hall, probably late 1997 or early 1998. I was wearing a peasant blouse from Limited Express, a bodice Alex made and lent to me for my first few months in the Society, and a blue skirt I made from a mundane pattern. Notice that lovely 'gaposis' between the skirt and the bottom edge of the bodice. ;) Photo by Lady Eve.
- The Babes of Falcon's Keep, 1999: Taken at Twelfth Night in Nordskogen by Lord Janvier, January 1999. Standing: [unknown], Lady Alexandra, Leaina, Lady Bronwen, Lady Kontzel, Sadhbh, Katerine. Kneeling: Lady Micheline (Meehesh), Lady Aryanhwy, me. My dress
by Felix Needleworthy--I could never make anything that gorgeous!
- The Babes of Falcon's Keep, 2000: Taken at Lord Janvier and Lady Alex's wedding reception, August 2000. Janvier, a true expert at hand-kissing, attempts to take on every lady in the Shire at once! Standing, left to right: Jessica, Pfahn, Lady Bronwen, Lady Emily, Lady Alex, Lady Kontzel, Lady Meehesh, Karolyn, Lady Leaina, Lady Sadbh, me (Lady Eliane), [can't remember her name]. I don't recall who took this.
- Kontzel and Ruadhan pose at the Faire, 9/4/99. Aren't they just the cutest?
- Orgy in the Hotel Room! No, not really. Bronwen, Paul, me, and Kontzel were just cold. Taken by Ruadhan, 9/4/99, after a visit to the Minnesota Renaissance Festival and a dip in the hotel pool.
- Peter and Sharon Pangburn at Northshield Coronet in Falcon's Keep, Nov. 20, 1999, in their lovely matching garb.
- Emily Ambrose and Guillaume Mondragon, mka Tabitha and Mark, pose in their matching garb, also at Coronet in Falcon's Keep on 11/20/99. Guillaume does his best Henry VIII imitation. We all agreed that his was the hit garb of the day. The man RADIATED Tudorness.
- Sadhbh (Sharon) and I at Coronet in Falcon's Keep, 11/20/99. Sharon did hers, I did mine, and that little red thingy sticking up out of my cleavageis the drawstring of my chemise, thank you very much. (I have GOT to invest in some flesh-toned ribbons.) Close-ups of my gown below. Photo by Lord Peter.
- Dance Seminar, Feb. 2000. How can you not love the SCA when it means you get to dance in fabulous costumes in a gothic church courtyard on the only warm day of February in Wisconsin?
- The Bardic Barracks (Dahrien and Mysie's home) after Boar's Head, 12/9/01. One of the highlights of my SCA year! Clockwise from lower left: my back, Mikey, Flori, Randall (sleeping), Dahrien, Earnan, (unknown), Sivert, and Owen in the center wearing my truncated hennin with Maximus, Sarra's stuffed leopard, on top. Photo by Sarra.
- Me, Owen, and Deirdre at Bardic Madness XII, March 16, 2002. Just after Owen officially named me as his second student (Deirdre is the first). Apologies for catching Deirdre with her eyes closed, but she's still cute!
- My maternal grandfather and I in his home, Thanksgiving, probably 1997. Taken by my mom.
- My sister Ellen, my mom, and me at the cafe at the Hotel Sofitel in the Twin Cities, where we decided to meet for brunch when we all discovered we were going to be in Minneapolis on the same weekend for different reasons! Taken by Mom's friend Elaine, 9/5/99.
- Garb: my handiwork
- A square-necked floral tapestry bodice that I sold on eBay in 1999.
- A L'il Bodice, from Simplicity 8192. My first attempt at this pattern. I made this in rose linen/cotton with blue trim and raffled it at Poor Man's Pennsic VI, August 1998.
- A brown tapestry bodice that I sold on eBay in late 1999, to someone in Fargo, ND. Since then I have kept an eye out, fully expecting to see my bodice on someone at a large SCA event in central or western Northshield!
- An outfit (chemise, bodice, skirt) that I sold on eBay in early 2000. Floral tapestry bodice made from Butterick 6196, which makes a quick and serviceable ren-faire bodice, though I have never made one for myself. A closer-up view.
- My second Italian gown, made for Boar's Head Dec. 1998, later sold on eBay during early 2000. Made by adding a skirt to the small bodice in Simplicity 8192. Back view.
- My first cotehardie, made for Hare Affaire 1999, from $1-a-yard WalMart fabric.
- My fifth Italian gown (yes, I like Italian gowns), made for Northshield Fall Coronet, November 20, 1999. Red silk duppioni, gold satin, and a cream-colored chemise. There is hand-beading with red and pearl-colored seed beads, button pearls, garnets, and gold metal and brown glass beads. Made from Simplicity 8735, tweaked to look more period. Back view; close-up of underskirt with cluster beading.
- My second cloak, made for Twelfth Night January 2000, which was an outdoor camping event (at a camp for handicapped kids, with heated cabins) which meant being outside a lot. I stayed up all night outside in this cloak--in January, in Minnesota! It weighs about 40 pounds and is made of dark green & black wool coating, lined with green satin.
- A tunic I made for a friend, who here models it at Bardic Madness XII, March 16, 2002. It's off-white raw silk with cuffs, hem and neckline trimmed in dark green raw silk, with hand embroidery of small gold and brown silk oak leaves around the neckline and cuffs. You can see the embroidery better in this picture.
- Colleen de Loon, my stuffed loon, in her custom-made wool twill medieval hood complete with liripipe, made from the directions at this site. She loves this hood and asks to wear it all the time. We had to make a rule that she can only be in garb when I am. ;) Photo taken summer 2003.
- My Middle Eastern garb, made for the La Crosse Chamber Chorale's May Feaste event in May 2003, when each of us had to wear a different ethnic costume for the concert. I can't afford to be making costumes for May Feaste that I can't also wear in the SCA, so I figured Middle Eastern would cross over best. (No jingling coin belt though--not a good idea for a choir concert!) The ghawazee coat is not period but is a plausible imitation of an Egyptian dancer's outfit from the 19th c. (and is often used in the SCA, on the theory that coats are common in all cultures). The turban is actually two scarves from Distant Caravans, tied together using a three-page fully-illustrated turban-tying instruction sheet from them! I made the red silk harem pants too, but the white undertunic is from Castle Garden Creations. Photo credit: Beth Bonney.
- A tunic I made for my friend Giles, who models it here in the Court of Prince Aubrey and Princess Anne at the Buffalo Snit, Nov. 15, 2003.
- Work and library stuff
- Me and Peg Allen in front of my first poster presentation, entitled "Northwoods HealthNet: Serving Rural Communities", at the Midwest/Southern Chapters Conference of the Medical Library Association in Lexington, KY, in October 1998. (A stranger took this.)
- The GEM Medical Library Staff: Rose, Jane, Joann, Alana, and Barb, enjoying takeout for lunch in honor of Joann's last day. Taken April 1999, in the workroom of the George E. Magnin Medical Library at the Marshfield Clinic. Taken, believe it or not, from my former office (it's kind of a small area back there!).
- My MLA poster, the Medical Library Association conference, Chicago, May 1999. My very first poster at a national conference! Title: "Outreach to Rural Health: Simple Internet Strategies".
- The same poster again at the Midwest Chapter/MLA conference in Grand Rapids, MI, in October 1999. I brought the poster back to life by request of some of the Michigan medical librarians who saw it in Chicago. Slightly smaller bulletin board this time, so I didn't need all 27 feet of pine garlanding!
- My former office at the Marshfield Clinic Medical Library (taken while I was still working there): the view through the doorway, and the view looking left at my cabinets, desk, and telephone stand.
- One of my last workshops done for NAHEC, a Learning Day at Western Wisconsin Technical College in Black River Falls, late 1999 or early 2000. I asked the six students to "smile and look like you're enraptured by what you're learning". Actually we had just returned from lunch. ;) Peg Allen, standing, helps one of the students find something on the Internet.
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