Mary, Brendt and Maria

Maria and Brendt are the artists and museum directors who brought me here and Maria’s Italian mother Mary from New York now lives with them in La Veta.


Brendt with his painting

Maria with her painting of her grandmother


The Society for Creative Anachronism

Matthew and Cheyenne are members of the international medieval reenactment group, the Society for Creative Anachronism. A quip often used within the SCA describes it as a group devoted to the Middle Ages “as they ought to have been”, choosing to “selectively recreate the culture, choosing elements of the culture that interest and attract us”. They have an interest in the pre-17th Century European history which involves making costumes and props, live action role play, renaissance fairs and lots of research.