Never thought I’d say this but we are in the home stretch. With Thanksgiving in sight, I am finally realizing that the end of capping is in sight. I had the opportunity to share and reflect my project over Thanksgiving break and I must say I am very proud of my final product. Starting this process, I had a goal but lacked direction. Throughout the weeks I have fine tuned my process and created something that I feel contributes to the Marist community and fulfills my personal goals for capping. As it is the end of the semester, I have had some difficulty with cooperation from potential contributors so I will have to go back to the drawing board for one final post. I will utilize the last week before my presentations to fine tune and promote my final project. Now accepting constructive criticism!
Thankfully Hurricane Sandy was not as much of an issue for the residents of Marist College as it was for the rest of New York. Luckily, armed with power and plenty of Stop & Shop water and healthy goodies (Chips Ahoy) I was able to get caught up in the past couple weeks with all of my school work and of course, capping. This has given me hope for the future in seeing the light at the end of the tunnel that is my fall senior semester. With Thanksgiving in sight, as a seasoned vet of Marist I know that this means the semester will be over before you can say Hatterday. With that in mind I am making final mental preparations for how I will wrap up my Silver Lining legacy. Stay tuned for further developments.
It’s crunch time people. No but literally, I’m eating Cheetos. Just kidding I wish I was but instead I’ve permanently changed my address to the back room of James A. Cannavino library in preparation for the workload that looms ahead of me in the next couple weeks. Who would have thought that my lone savior and source of sanity would actually be capping? It retrospect it was an even better idea that originally thought that I picked a topic for capping that I actually enjoy. As a result I have been in BEAST MODE channeling my inner Bradley Cooper circa Limitless (all natural however) to get all my work done while also capping and interning and you know, breathing. As far as going out, ain’t nobody got time for that. In the meantime, check out the fruits of my labors here: The Silver Lining
I have reached the pivotal point in my capping career where I can say I am content with the content that I am producing. FINALLY! This is a cause for celebration. I feel that I have created a schedule for my posts on a weekly basis that is both manageable and productive and I AM ENTHUSED. It feels really good to see my visions for this project unfolding before my eyes and the feedback that I have received from friends, family, peers, collaborators and even strangers has been overwhelming and made this whole process worth it. Now with this attitude, I’m moving forward into what can be considered “hell month” of this lovely semester…
This week I completed my grading rubric, only making this whole process a little bit more, dare I say, REAL. Besides the reality check, it forced me to take a look at my blog and see what I can improve to meet my own standards and maybe even rise above them. That said, I expanded on the idea of social media integration that I had touched upon earlier with #FollowFriday and I give you #ThrowbackThursday. Okay, maybe not my brainchild but it’s presence in my blog is new and improved. Check in soon for a little taste of the 90s. And as far as grades go, let’s hope my rubric falls somewhere in that category too..
This week on The Silver Lining I tackled a new angle to my project and featured a model in the show. As discussed earlier, I had a hard time because this year’s models have not received their assignments yet. However, I was able to find models that had previously participated in past years and will be participating this year as well to solve that minor problem. My next task is to meet with another senior designer this week who has agreed to contribute. In the meantime, I am getting to work on my grading rubric due Thursday!
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I finally feel like I have reached a comfortable rhythm in my project. I have become confident in my interview skills, knowledgeable about my content and secure in what I am creating. I have been producing at least one profile per week with supplemental posts related to all things fashion. At first I was concerned that the designers were too busy or not interested in my project. However, the most rewarding experience about this project thus far was that a senior designer personally thanked me on behalf of other designers for taking an interest and publicizing what they are doing. That has been my mission all along and to realize that I had captured that so early on really solidified my efforts and motivation. Check out these two profiles on junior & senior designers: