This new site is called His True Arte, which might make no sense, I don’t know. The first of two Italian fencing manuals printed in English in Elizabethan London was His True Arte of Defence by Giacomo di Grassi, published in 1594. The banner image that I will be using, if Word Press ever condescends to actually upload it when told, is taken from the second such manual, His Practice by Vincentio Saviolo. None of which explains my use of the title. I want to be free to talk about all the “arts” of my life: games, stories, blacksmithing, swordplay, and whatever else comes along, rather than being focused on one topic. Also, I’m still getting used to the idea that it’s okay to be interdisciplinary in my art. So, yeah. My true art. With an extra ‘e’ because that’s how I roll.
New year’s resolutions are dicey at best, so let’s say this is my new year’s intention.
As 2012 is the year in which I will earn my bachelor’s degree, I intend for it to be a year filled with other accomplishments as well. I’ll talk about them right here, on my Web site. To that end, I intend to write a little something here every day. Maybe an observation, maybe thoughts on stories and games, maybe some fiction of my own, maybe a rant–but something.
So raise a metaphorical glass with me and wish me luck getting things done in 2012!