Greetings unto you from THL Ian the Green now of Ansteorra formerly of the Middle Kingdom of the SCA.
It has been my joy and my honor in the past to tell you of the work of other Scadians. This post continues that tradition with those posts.
Adrienne d’Evreus (formerly Adrienne d’Evreaux) first came to my attention as a scribe. But she does much more than that. She also make pigments but that’s scribal related isn’t it? She makes cheese and cooks as well. In other words she does more than merely concentrate in one area.
She has many posts on her blog “The Scientist’s Scroll” and you rather easily spend you time in many worse ways than to visit her blog for an hour or two for a few weeks. Her blog is full of information about many topics. I very much enjoy her posts about pigment making. I find the insight into what happens in the pigment making and why to be very helpful and I’ve been making pigments for a while now. She makes the science of what is happening both accessible and understandable to everyone. This is a rare and important skill for all teachers and Adrienne has it in droves.
She is also very personable in my experience. I have chatted with her in PMs on Facebook as well as in discussion threads. She isn’t afraid to ask others for help when she doesn’t have the answers. This is something I find admirable in a person. Knowing we don’t know everything and not being afraid of that creates a more honest exchange of information that allows a free flow of ideas. It also shows an honest integrity about sharing information and an eagerness to learn more no matter how much she already knows, which is a considerable amount.
Interestingly when checking the East Kingdom Oder of Precedent it seems Addriene’s awards:
07/17/1999 Award of Arms
I would suggest that a careful consideration of her work and knowledge and that she is teaching in person and on the internet that perhaps she might be worthy of something more than that. The East Kingdom Orders and Awards includes the Order of the Maunche (OM) which is given for arts and sciences, either for excellence in one specific area or for surpassing competence in several. Not being a member of the East Kingdom nor their Order of the Maunche I don’t know their cultural standards. But it seems to me that perhaps considering Adrienne for this order might be a good thing to do.
EDIT: Or the new Grant level Arts and Science award/order Order of the Silver Brooch – for excellence in arts and sciences; just announced the day after I typed this up.
Take some time to check out her blog and see what you can see and what you can learn. I think you’ll find it a very worthwhile use of your time and informative on many levels.