Good news. I have been meaning to update my document “Gloves and Muffs and Masks, Oh My!” for a while. The thing is, when I wrote it back in 2005, no extant masks had been found. Nevertheless, in 2010, a vizard mask was found walled in a building in England, and this has changed the name of the game.
Pictures and information can be found at the site of the Portable Antiquities Scheme, affiliated with the British Museum. This means that my document desperately needs to be updated.
So why has it taken me so long? Among other things, I could not find the original Word document of my article since my old Toshiba died, and I switched computers twice.
True, I could have recreated the PDF document back into Word, but I just didn’t have the time. Lame excuse, I know, but I have a full time job that takes up a lot of my time and I just didn’t get around to it.
But today, lo and behold! The document was hiding in the old Toshiba drive, which I had mounted to a slider given that the aforementioned laptop died long time ago never to be able to be booted again. To make matters worse, it was misfiled under a folder with a name that had nothing to do with this article. (Why do I do these things to myself? Sigh.)
But the file that was lost has now been found, and I intend to update it as soon as I can. Moreover, I need to a) write another document with the additional information that I have dug out in the meantime (Spanish masks anyone?); and b) make another mask given that I can no longer document the technique that I used in the old one and that is currently part of my website.
I am so happy…