Hey all! Apologies for the absence.
Things have been a little busy around here in Edinburgh. I had my last exam on Wednesday (Theoretical Archaeology) so I am officially done for the year and just awaiting some final marks. The exam went well and unless I royally messed up, it’ll be fine. My final project marks for my Archaeological Illustration class came back and I’m quite happy with them.
Out of all my classes this semester, Archaeological Illustration was probably my favorite as I got a chance to work both digital stuff like Photoshop and Illustrator but also techniques like ink and watercolor. I’ve always love art and it was great to be able to use what I’ve learned in school during this class! I’ll include pngs of my final project below if you want to see. We had to choose an object and create two different illustrations. I chose the wooden box I use to keep my bobby pins in. I did one academic on the computer and one hand-drawn for public engagement. Also for museum work and excavations learning to record artifacts is a great skill to have.
The flat had a party last night to celebrate as it was also Norway Day (17th of May).
Plans are to go up to the Bothy soon to set the gas and do some other work so I promise to write a longer post about summer plans then. Next week is the EUMC Anniversary dinner in Arisaig. There will be a ceilidh, hog roast, camping, climbing, and a beach. Then it’s off on a short climbing road trip to where ever the weather is nice and beach is close.
As for the rest of the summer, I’ll be spending June in Edinburgh working at Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh on my dissertation about the Botanic Cottage (archaeology, Enlightenment History, and education!). July is going to be full of excavations both at Bamburgh and back to Poulton. August is back to America.