This has been an extraordinary journey for me in so many ways. I have studied the Middle Ages with a new depth and passion, discovered more about the people who built this unique period, and found innumerable ways to take the Medieval lessons I've learned in my coursework and apply them to modern life. Over the winter, I was even able to work in the Philadelphia Museum of Art's wonderful Teen Docent Program, which allowed me and my fellow docents to introduce visitors to Medieval artwork on a more personal, hands-on level. I have also had the opportunity to blog on a weekly basis about my coursework, writing essays, posting pictures, and discussing various points of my study. In short, this entire class has been a fascinating and deeply rewarding experience, one that I will always treasure as a memorable part of my senior year and one which will stay with me as I advance to my college studies.
|An appropriately summery illustration from a Medieval manuscript|
Since there is still quite a bit left to go, I'll still be working on it over the summer. Please continue to keep up with my progress by visiting my Ravelry project page for the blanket (linked on the sidebar). I will be posting any further notes and pictures over there - I'd love it if you checked in now and again!
And of course, I cannot thank all of you wonderful readers enough for your comments, participation, and most of all the time you've spent reading my posts. Your companionship and encouragement has meant the world to me. Thank you all again, and have a wonderful summer!!!
|Another seasonally apropos illumination!|