1799: Goodbye note

June 14th, 1799 It’s been just less than five years since the end of the reign of terror and life couldn’t have changed more. Amongst the thousands of executions, I managed to be spared. Watching almost all of my friends leave this world was hard, but there was nothing us nobles could do to stop it. After all the deaths, I am able to admit to myself that I was.. Read More

1791: When will I say my goodbyes?

June 1791, The news has been flying around town left and right. I’ve heard just about enough of it. Every turn I make, I hear someone spreading the news of the attempt of escape by King Louis XVI and my dear friend Marie Antoinette. Last night, the King and Queen, along with their children fled Paris for Montmédy. Sadly, they only got as far as to the town of Varennes.. Read More

“Through Me You Are All Brothers”

This image is titled “Through Me You Are All Brothers” and shows the three estates being unified through religion. In the image, The Virgin holds a cross that emits rays of light towards the other figures. The other figures are supposed to represent the three estates: the clergy, nobles, and commoners. As you can see in the photo, an unidentified figure holds onto the priest and noble. The hooded figure.. Read More

1784: Parading in the Queen’s Hamlet

September 1784 Today I met up with Her Most Christian Majesty The Queen of France and Navarre, Marie Antoinette. It’s been just short of fifteen years since she and the king have been married, yet she is still not given many responsibilities. Fortunately, that means she has a great deal of free time on her hands for us to parade around in her hamlet. We spend many days a week.. Read More

In-Depth 2016 Weeks 13, 14, 15, & 16- Almost there!

As we head right into the middle of AprilMayJune, I remember why these few months are so stressful. With homework, extracurricular activities, and the adventure trip coming up soon, my schedule is pretty much packed until the end of June. However, I still make sure to set aside time each week for my in-depth! This year, I’m really disappointed that in-depth is ending as I found that I really enjoyed.. Read More

What does it all meme?

I never thought in my educational career would I ever have to make a meme for class. As someone who does not look at many memes, and definitely has never made one, I would just like to apologize in advance for anyone who has to see my memes. Nonetheless, exploring with various meme generators and revisiting my old friend comic sans was quite a fun journey. For my first meme,.. Read More

In-Depth 2016 Weeks 9, 10, 11, & 12- Changing paintings halfway!

Since my last post, I have started my third painting. I worked on it for a week or so before I headed off to Mexico on spring break. My mentor also went on vacation for spring break so we were not able to meet for around two weeks. However, we did meet up this week to try and make up for the missed meetings. For my third painting, I decided.. Read More

Dol#2 SS 2016: Kesha & Dr. Luke

For my second document of learning, after switching topics multiple times, I finally decided on my original idea: The Dr. Luke and Kesha case. Not only am I familiar with the artist, but I also thought it would be a good idea to focus on a topic I didn’t have that much prior knowledge on. I want to learn more about the nature of sexual assault cases, as well as.. Read More

In-Depth 2016 Weeks 7 & 8- Halfway through 4 paintings goal!

Over the past two weeks, I have begun to sink into the rhythm of in-depth and have begun to really enjoy the relaxing process of painting. As usual, I have met with my mentor, Grace, twice since the last post. Both these meetings were efficient in terms of project progress, as well as mentorship process. Diving straight into how my painting has improved, I can definitely see how far I’ve.. Read More

In-Depth 2016 Weeks 5 & 6- Second Painting Coming Along

The past couple of weeks have been quite hectic with adventure trip, science, electives, and out of school activities. However, I continue to work with my mentor weekly in hopes of continuing my process in the in-depth project. After I finished my first painting in my last post, I have since then started my second painting. As we are already on the sixth week of in-depth, I am happy to.. Read More