For each of my classes this semester, I’ve been working on a larger project synthesizing the major ideas of the course with my own research interests. This week, I’ll tell you what I’ve been working on, beginning with my Intro to American Studies project. This class has focused on laying the groundwork for our future… Continue reading Semester Project 1: Intro to American Studies
Last week I started talking about an iris print I had been wanting to make. This week I’ll show you how it turned out. I completed this project over the summer, before I moved to Williamsburg. I began this project by going through my sketches. I eventually settled on three flowers, each drawn between… Continue reading Iris Trio, Part 2
When I was living in Roswell, I became interested in drawing iris. I’ve long appreciated these flowers for their dramatic, ruffled petals and rich colors, but southeast New Mexico, as it turns out, is replete with them. I could find them growing all around Roswell in the spring, and the Roswell Museum collection itself boasted… Continue reading Iris Trio, Part 1
After weeks of planning, copying, and pasting, my new website is live and ready for viewing. Yet why bother with a new website at all? After all, wasn’t the site I built over the summer serviceable? The answer is yes and no, so today I’d like to explain why I made a new site. When… Continue reading Why a New Website?
So now that you know why I’m in graduate school, what does my actual schedule look like? This semester I’m taking three seminars: Intro to American Studies, American Capitalisms, and Digital Humanities. Intro to American Studies is well, just that: an introduction to American Studies as a discipline. You learn about the history of the… Continue reading What I’m Taking This Semester
It occurred to me earlier today that I haven’t explained why I’m in graduate school at William and Mary. After all, I had a pretty comfortable job working as a curator at the Roswell Museum. Why would I drop all of that to return to the life of a student? Today I’d like to answer… Continue reading Why I’m Here
Greetings! Thank you for checking my website, and for reading my blog. This online journal is all abut my ongoing adventures as a graduate student at the College of William and Mary. For readers who are already familiar with my work, this is a continuation of my old blog, The Fanciful Lobster. For new readers,… Continue reading A New(ish) Blog? Huzzah!