So…the Barony of Caer Galen elects a new Pope at their Midwinter event. Their current Pope is Mistress Anne Bigod. (A very fitting name for a Pope, no?)
Well, this past weekend, she was selling indulgences…to cleanse our souls of all of our sins. (And what a wonderful example of scribal artistry!)
My Persian persona is a heathen in the eyes of the medieval Catholic church…so his soul was beyond redemption. However, about 6-7 years ago…I had an Italian persona. Since that persona is now in my past, it only seemed fitting to cleanse his soul….
This painting is of a 16th-century Flemish gentleman; artist unknown.
I’m always looking at developing new personas. There’s something about finding new inspiration, and each persona brings a new round of research and ideas.
This painting is just another piece of inspiration to further developing a Flemish persona. I’ve already got a name picked out: Jasper Sleecht.
This particular painting is about a century after what I’ve been researching, but it sets the tone of the stately persona I want to aim for. Now if only I had a head of hair like this fine gentleman….