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Another Bison Robe

Just a quick post to share another robe that I painted.  This robe belongs to my good friend Jeremy Kingsbury.  He was wanting it painted and gave me license to do as I wish with only a suggestion that he would like a “sunburst” design.  I am very pleased with how it came out.  Pigments were soot/lampblack, real vermilion, and red ochre staining around the edges.  As I have stated before, I would be happy to...

Projects… Scottish history

Although the title of my blog refers to mainly the French history of Wisconsin that typically reenact, it is no secret that I dabble with other parts of history.  For the past 5+ years I have been focusing on the fur trade of the NorthWest Co.  The owners, partners, and some of the workers of this company were Highland Scots.  Although I normally portray a lowly canadien worker, I occasionally (and planning on more)...

Grand Portage 2015

This last week, our family made the yearly pilgrimage to Grand Portage National Monument (my old place of employment) for their annual fur trade reenactment.  I have not attended a public reenactment since this event last year, but our children have been talking about going for months.  Following is a list of highlights from the event in short form as well as some photos. - The children played, played, played with other...