Wednesday, 27 June 2018

27th June 2018 - Of banners and inspirations

Thought for the day:"Some say that nothing is impossible - but  do nothing every day!!"

Been playing around with some concepts for a banner for the Order Atheslstan, Province of Magonsætan ...  the concept is based in History - King Athelstan reigned form 926 to 939 and in the end called him self Rex Totius Britannicus - King of all Britain - and is generally called the first King of all England in that he unified most of the warring areas and got defeated the Vikings in the North. 
The welsh Princes were happy to have him as King - and bent a knee - but were never subjugated
Therefore it is worth considering that the Welsh supported King Athelstan rather than were servants..
So an image of the Welsh supporting the King seemed a reasonable start... 

Rather than the Dragon - it was thought that the Red Kite now represents the Welsh rather well - so I decided that a Red Kite holding up (supporting) the Crown of Athelstan would be a good start...

In addition I felt that the Motto "YMA O HYD"  represents the Province well. It is the anthem of the Welsh - written by Dafydd Iwan - and represents the will of the Welsh - "WE ARE STILL HERE"

The fact that it is also the base for my song "Race you to Valhalla" is neither here nor there!!!

And so version one :


The Scarlet background is picked out by the Green of the Lettering - being the two colours of the Order...

Or the second version :

I rather like the circle drawn out in the Green...

Yes - I know that the bird is not actually a red kite - but it is a proof of concept at the moment ...

We shall see how we get on...

In other news- my ticket for Mythodea came today ...


Brings it home how close it is ...

Still waiting on getting the Bothy Looked at - and need to get the tickets for the euro star / ferry

and do some learning for the Instruction Consecration of the Court at Bangor...

Ho Hum

Maybe a cook glass of coke - it is 34 degrees outside today - but that is another story
Cheers!



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