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About artrites

Some people would see only a middle aged woman, albeit fairly well preserved, but in reality, I'm an English writer and artist (order exchangeable) living in Germany. I'm a blended learning specialist, graphic designer, and train adult education teachers, when I can find the work. There is far, far more to me that even that, of course, but discovering that is the journey you can undertake by reading this blog.

Into the Mists

It was no easy task to pick out a path in the half-light. All I could make out was a narrow trail leading downhill through tall trees. Of the town there was no sign. From this, I gathered I had … Continue reading

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Hallowmas, Samhain, Dias de los Muertos …

Hallowmas, All Hallows, Halloween,  Calan Gaeaf, All Saints, Samhain, Dias de los Muertos … No matter what the (mainly western) religion, the days from 31st October through 2nd. November have a broadly shared significance. These are the days in the … Continue reading

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Tasks for “The Places”

This is the version of the place activities, for those who are arting along without a commitment. Part of the map creation process involved listing a number of special places for your character to visit during the journey. Some of … Continue reading

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Alba’s Going Forth

There were nigh on one hundred people in the Journey Hall by the time I slipped into the room. No matter how often they took place, everyone in the Guild Halls wanted to be present at a Going Forth, some … Continue reading

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Alba Prepares to Travel

The afternoon passed quickly, too quickly for the visits and explorations I had hoped to undertake before setting out on my journey. I wandered through the halls and workshops and engaged in pleasant exchanges with the guild artists and travellers … Continue reading

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Alba Arrives at the Guild

I emerged from the haze and into a cacophony of impressions: the sharp scent of sea water, gulls crying as they soared on the wind, the rumble of carts and tapping of wooden clogs on cobbled paths, the voices of … Continue reading

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Alba’s Map

This is Alba’s map. I’d say it’s around two-thirds of the way completed, but that seems right for now. I have a hunch Alba will learn more about the map tomorrow, and the rest will become evident as she journeys. … Continue reading

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Alba’s Doll

Alba’s doll took a while to manifest. I actively considered several options, with paper being my default choice. However, this was not, apparently, what Alba had in mind. Walking through the local park, I’d find myself scouring the ground for … Continue reading

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Journey Box

This is what my travelling box looks like at the moment. It’s by no means finished, but I thought I’d share a photo of its current state. The box started out as two wooden wine crates. The feet were a … Continue reading

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The Guildmistress’ Welcome

Welcome to the Travelling Artist’s Guild. We are delighted that you have responded to our call and are here now with the will to undertake your journeys. The guild artists have prepared a room for each of you in the … Continue reading

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