Trystan has always been very curious and passionate about history, and in some ways I think he seems rather connected to certain periods of time and events. Perhaps, it is because of his depth of feeling or because he has always been “an old soul”, I can’t really say but I can say that I admire his passion for the people who lived in those times, for the forbearance they endured and I can understand his longing to be away from this modern world, to a return to the ways and trades of old. So many of his projects and so much of his time is spent in other eras. Whether he is forging swords in the driveway, building shelters in the woods with a friend, wittling and carving tools, hand sewing his own clothing, designing wax seals to monogram his letters to friends, or even with his choice of video game, he is of another time and place. It is the coolest thing ever!
The past few months have seen him do the following things:
This costume from the first Assassin’s Creed. Trystan has long had a fascination with this game. I believe this costume’s origin is in the medieval period; an era, if you are a regular reader of our blog you will know, that Trystan has been very interested in for some time. Here are two posts you might remember. His gambeson and his first attempt at the hidden blade (click here).
This entire process of the hood was done over the course of about 3-4 days and it was pretty challenging though the rest of the cape/coat should be easier. But for now, Trystan has decided to take a break and come back to it.
In addition to the medieval period, the last couple of weeks have got him on a bit of a “Revolutionary” kick . . .
as in the American Revolution, that is.
A couple weeks ago, at Trystan’s request, we watched the movie, The Patriot. And we have just ordered two more movies to come in the mail that are set in that same time period. His latest Assassins Creed game he has been playing is also set during the American Revolution. All of it has brought back the memories of our family trip we took a few years past to Colonial Williamsburg and his flair for the time period has definitely been reignited.
Just this morning he started working on creating his own wax seals.
And I might add: while watching the John Adams mini-series, yet another movie set during the time of the Revolution.
Even Trystan’s room is full of fantastic nods to the past . . .