The 2015-2016 school year has come to a close leaving the town of St. Joseph, MN empty minus local townies and a handful of students who remain here to work for the school. For the month of May I will be living in this town, recovering from the school year, and researching. The first leg of my research is technical work, the second is mental exploration, to create an intriguing and stimulating thesis which fully explores the concept of strength through location.
Also, this is my first blog post. Am I allowed to talk to you guys? To be honest, this last week has been rough. Finals took a lot of energy out of me and the thought of writing a blog post is making me flash back to he series of papers I wrote in the hopes that I would pass junior year. Don't worry, I did, but it honestly came as a surprise.
My research is just beginning, I started the week getting my act together and waking up before 10 am then putting together a collection of readings on location and how other people are able to connect with places, which will help me develop my concept further. I also went to Target and bought mass quantities of sticky notes and a new notebook so I can label and record everything I do.
Hopefully, the St. Joseph Meat Market will contact me tomorrow with more cow bones so I can work on cleaning them and start some prototypes of my final project as well as do some of the technical research I need to finish by the end of the month.
Peace and Blue,