About maedez

Writer. Editor. 'zine queen. Fashion freak. History nerd. Tea snob. Punk rock lover. Silent cinema fanatic. Dark chocolate junkie. Gleeful amateur baker. Bookworm. Life lover. Risk taker. Inveterate chronicler. Happy wife.

ISSUE FOURTEEN [R]evolving Research: Creating a Timeline

Hi there! It’s been a hot second since the previous entry in this series. My silence wasn’t from lack of research; far from it, actually. It’s because, six weeks later, I am still cataloging J’s main scrapbook. The reason it is taking so long? Early in the process, I also decided to start working on her main timeline. It simply makes sense to do one alongside the other. Current me is quite pleased with past me. Great choice, me. However, I didn’t want to bore you with the same spiel week in, week out for months. Thus, the lack of [R]evolving Research content as of late. Going forward, I will do posts when I have enough new content. Let’s see how that goes.

RESEARCH NOTES: WEEKS 16-21

  • VICTORY: Sticking with this project (and looking forward to working on it) even when I am super busy with life. Knowing that I hold a huge responsibility in my hands is very grounding.
  • HAPPY DISCOVERY: Every new entry on J’s Master Timeline gets me a teensy bit closer to seeing her life in a more cohesive way.
  • FRUSTRATION: Just the usual: not enough time or energy to do all of the things at once.
  • CURRENTLY READING: The contents of J’s main scrapbook.
  • HOURS SPENT ON RESEARCH: Haha, I’ve truly no idea.

You may have noticed that there’s a Ko-fi button hanging out on the sidebar. If you have questions: Here’s an article explaining what that is all about. It’s truly a no-pressure situation. I will not mention it going forward, except on posts about my biography research.

Until next time!

Two Exits: Berthe Morisot and D.H. Lawrence

“A woman has to live her life, or live to repent not having lived it.”–D.H. Lawrence (11 September 1885-2 March 1930), Lady Chatterley’s Lover

Reading (Portrait of Edma Morisot) by Berthe Morisot (1873).

Berthe Morisot (14 January 1841-2 March 1895).

[Women in Art] First Snow by Robert Koehler (Circa 1895)

It is snowing here for the second time in three days; definitely not our first snow of the season, then, but this image speaks to me on multiple levels. Our house dates to the time of this painting. I love her beautiful blue dressing gown and the wistful intimacy of the setting. The colors, the composition, the mood that so readily crosses the centuries–all are things that I find very relatable.

First Snow by Robert Koehler (circa 1895)

May her serenity rub off on me.