I completed forgot about the blog! I am terribly sorry about this. However, safe to say, I GRADUATED! It has been a fascinating project incorporating traditional methods of research, digital/new media and, lastly, having the opportunity to present this exhibit in a physical form. This project, along with the works of two other students, became a display put up at Brockport’s Drake Library. From the concept to the final presentation, that process consumed a lot of time and energy. But at least I learned to improve my Photoshop skills…
So what is the next step for this blog? At first I was thinking, perhaps, maybe I should just be be done with it. But I really loved my work. And it is something I am desperately wanting to do. So, I thought, perhaps incorporate other elements in it. As I have spent the past year learning more about the monarchs, I would certainly like to share my findings. And, with the right chance, I would like to expand on it. To discuss the art of portraying the monarchy. From the past, to the present and, possibly, to the future, talking about the ways monarchs and their coterie (consorts, children and courtiers) are presented to the public audience.
Truthfully, that takes considerable time. In addition to searching for a short- to medium-term job, I am also prepping for the GREs; writing on my personal blog (FabriceIsTheNewBlack.blogspot.com); and trying to figure out what life is like post-Master’s program. It’s no easy task. If I can’t do weekly entries – daily ones are not up for discussion right now – the goal of making monthly entries is manageable. So, for the readers who have patiently awaited, what would you like the next entry to be about? Charles I? William III? Works by Sir Anthony van Dyck? Leave suggestions below!