after many failed attempts at starting and keeping a blog, i am trying yet again. i feel, however, that this time will be different. rather than a forum through which to explore my research interests in the history of art, design, and visual culture, or to write about contemporary art, i am focusing instead on the simple things, on the artful things that constantly distract me from my work and command attention. the oh-so-delightful things. from antique treasures and homemade goods to delicious Etsy finds. the materials i collect and original works of art i acquire. the never-ending projects i am working on with the hopes of someday opening up my own Etsy shop amidst my ongoing work as a graduate student. ALL the delightful things that keep me inspired and motivated. and alive.