Black Angus the Homeless??? Don't read this message if you have a soft heart.

Sorry about the morose comment on my page everyone. I am going through some hard times right now and it could either go really good for me by the end of the year or REALLY BAD!
It seems like everytime I am about to get ahead I get kicked in the teath by life.
I found a profound nitch in acid etching for me at the beginning of the year. I aquired a new buisness partner that is trying to help us find and buy a house as well as keep me in buisness.
Then our land lord let the house we live in go into forclosure, in march, while telling us he was paying the bills. I missed several large events while looking for some place to live.
I recieved alot of great feedback from my work at Pennsic and thought I had about $10,000 worth of orders, which would have payed for my house that I live in. I came home from an event earlier in the summer and found out our electrcity was shut off because our "land lord" didn't pay any of the utilities. And all the people who wanted large orders at Pennsic decided not to contact me back.
I was also going to start teaching my art forms at a local college getting payed decent money to do what I love to do anyway. That fell through because of construction and now may never happen.
Now it is winter. We are buying enough electricity from the neighbors to run the fridge, use a light and get on the web. We have no heat, we can not wash clothes and all the equiptment that I use to make what I make cheeper is useless. I have to do everything by hand. And on the 1st of Dec we go to court to find out if we will be homeless by Christmas.
I am trying to not be depressed or depressing but it is not working at this point in time. I am more worried about my animals and my best friend, who is suffering from manic depression, than I am for myself. I can live out of my car and sell all of my equiptment if it comes to that. But I am not willing to leave my best friend and animals to fend for themselves. I am drowning and it seams like life is trying to hold me under just when I was about to learn to fly.
If anyone reads this I am very sorry that I wasted your time with my problems I just need to vent sometimes and I cant vent to my best friend. She has too many problems of her own.

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Comment by Rev. Allen M. Drago ~ Traveler on November 24, 2009 at 8:36pm
Vent here my friend, We will read and help if can. I a, of little help to you at this time. For I am less well off also. %This is as the tent is. For all pf us to use enjoy and have people look enjoy and perhaps buy our items.

All I can offer you is my words and this site to place your items words and thoughts upon. If I can I will ask of things and if you are willing perhaps Columbus would be a option? I know of some places opening up for people. Single person placements though. And a creature in the basement.

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Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries had its humble beginnings as an idea of a few artisans and craftsmen who enjoy performing with live steel fighting. As well as a patchwork quilt tent canvas. Most had prior military experience hence the name.

 

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Vendertainers that brought many things to a show and are know for helping out where ever they can.

As well as being a place where the older hand made items could be found made by them and enjoyed by all.

We expanded over the years to become well known at what we do. Now we represent over 100 artisans and craftsman that are well known in their venues and some just starting out. Some of their works have been premiered in TV, stage and movies on a regular basis.

Specializing in Medieval, Goth , Stage Film, BDFSM and Practitioner.

Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries a Dept of, Ask For IT was started by artists and former military veterans, and sword fighters, representing over 100 artisans, one who made his living traveling from fair to festival vending medieval wares. The majority of his customers are re-enactors, SCAdians and the like, looking to build their kit with period clothing, feast gear, adornments, etc.

Likewise, it is typical for these history-lovers to peruse the tent (aka mobile store front) and, upon finding something that pleases the eye, ask "Is this period?"

A deceitful query!! This is not a yes or no question. One must have a damn good understanding of European history (at least) from the fall of Rome to the mid-1600's to properly answer. Taking into account, also, the culture in which the querent is dressed is vitally important. You see, though it may be well within medieval period, it would be strange to see a Viking wearing a Caftan...or is it?

After a festival's time of answering weighty questions such as these, I'd sleep like a log! Only a mad man could possibly remember the place and time for each piece of kitchen ware, weaponry, cloth, and chain within a span of 1,000 years!! Surely there must be an easier way, a place where he could post all this knowledge...

Traveling Within The World is meant to be such a place. A place for all of these artists to keep in touch and directly interact with their fellow geeks and re-enactment hobbyists, their clientele.

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