Treasure map


Every pirate needs a treasure map. I started with a piece of painter’s canvas (the kind you cover your floor with when you paint your walls). I stained it with coffee grounds, burned one of the edges, and splotched red food coloring on it (for blood – it really needs to be darker though). I then used a fine tip Sharpie to draw on the map. I just free handed it, looking at the map from the book Treasure Island.

Sherwood 2013 – opening weekend

The Crew


First thursday!

If you took pictures of us at first thursday tonight, email them to –


Richard the Red

Rum bottles for everyone!

Pirate weekend at the Texas Renaissance Festival is only a few days away and I can hardly have my family running around drinking from some non-period looking containers, so it’s rum bottles for everyone!

We start with the round ornament Coke bottles they sell around Christmas, hand tie netting to give it that nautical look (I was instructed here) and finish with a fake cork. The cork effect is done by hot gluing a piece of tan washcloth over the cap. This way the cap is still functional, but from a distance it looks like a cork.  Pics below.



Pirates of the Burning Sea goes FREE!

Pirates of the Burning Sea for free!  POTBS is a pirate themed MMORPG set in the Caribbean in 1720 and combines tactical ship and swashbuckling combat with an immersive player-driven economy. The subscription requirement has been dropped to play much of the game and you can buy premium content through the in-game store, Treasure Aisle, or through a Captain’s Club membership, which is $14.99 a month.

You can check out the features included with free-to-play accounts, Captain’s Club memberships, and Premium accounts here.


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