Hello again! It was brought to my attention that the preview on my book wasn’t working right, and that you can’t even see it going from the Spotlight page I linked to earlier! So I fixed it up and now here is a far better link! Please take a look!
Hey guys! I took these pictures partway through my thesis project and never really did anything with them, so I thought I’d post ‘em! Here’s a teaser, the rest is under the cut! (is that a pun? kind of, I suppose.)
My thesis installation! I wanted to take more photos but my camera died, whoops.
The hieroglyphs on the pedestal say “chnmsut m sshtah m kmt,” “Friends of Seshtah in Egypt.” It was the only way I could figure to make the title work with ancient Egyptian grammar.
The little mat of papyrus on the pedestal is pretty much only there to hide stains I didn’t have the energy to paint away. I MEAN… TO REFERENCE THE HISTORICAL SUBJECT MATTER AND ADD TACTILE INTERACTIVE ELEMENTS TO MY PRESENTATION, OF COURSE…
I HAVE COMPLETED EVERY STEP POSSIBLE TO MAKE MY THESIS PROJECT. I AM DONE.
Granted now I’m going to be focusing on setting up my part of the thesis exhibition, so there’s frames to be bought, command strips to be searched for… (I bought like nine packets early this semester and then forgot where I put them) But in terms of the final product, the files have been sent to Lulu and now all I can do is wait for the book to be mailed to me.
Hechnekhu, Seshtah, and Menna are congratulating me, aww you guys! Unas is too busy wondering what my computer is to celebrate.
I’m choosing which pages to put up for the thesis show at my school! Obviously I can’t put them all up, so I figured like nine, three from each chapter. I’ve chosen my favorites, but I figure it’s good to get some other opinions as well, in case I’m passing up a good page for one that I just like for sentimental reasons.
So I guess what I’m asking is: which pages out of the three chapters of my thesis project are your favorites?
The final chapter of my thesis project, following Menna the scribe.
Menna’s secretly my favorite, shhhh don’t tell Hechnekhu or Unas
For the page showing how to fold a scroll I attempted to papercraft them like usual… and eventually gave up, so each of those are basically Barbie-sized folded scrolls of papyrus, haha.
Now I have to insert the text and the non-illustrated pages. So close yet so far…
I FINISHED THE PAPERCRAFTING PART OF MY THESIS PROJECT
IT TOOK A FULL DAY OF WORK PLUS AN ALL-NIGHTER FUELED BY CHOCOLATE, GIRL SCOUT COOKIES, AND BLARING MUSIC, BUT I FINISHED ITTTT
I’ll scan them properly once I’m done reeling and catching up on the academic homework/chores that have been neglected in favor if this project ;3;
Finally finished the latest chapter of Seshtah! There are fewer pages than in the last chapter-post because that one had the cover and an expository page added.
This chapter follows Hechnekhu, an artist in the tombs of the Valley of the Kings. In return for his services he lives with his family in the secret walled village now called Deir el Medina. Though when you’re a cat whose name literally means “secret” nothing’s too secret to find out about!
This chapter has two of my favorite pages so far, the first and the second-to-last.