We are blasting into the second semester at school, with new classes starting, and old classes moving forward at a "oh God I've been out a month I gotta catch up" speed. A happy moment from yesterday was when I was asking each eighth grader about which type of art they'd like to investigate in a small research report, and one said "Textile art!" She made a lovely little art quilt last year (one that went on Quilting Arts' website) and loved making it. Now I have to choose an artist for her to meet -- yikes! Beaney and Littlejohn? Carlson? The list is so long and I don't wish to overwhelm the poor child...sigh. A needlework lover is born!
Also, I"m repeating the small art quilt project with my seventh graders so that I can share a little bit of what I do with them. I asked my current 8th grade class if they felt it was valuable enough to spend so much time on, and if We should do it with the 7's again, and they unanimously said "YES!" Needlework soothes the seventh grade soul. It will be a nice spring! 4
Too many chores to do around the house last night, plus a lot of school paperwork that needed correcting, so the art room light remained dark at my house. Hoping to get in there tonight...here's to hoping. I hate it when people repeatedly say "I wish I could..." or "Someday I will..." and never actually do anything. I am starting to feel like that person...sigh. Gotta work, gotta heal, though. Soon enough the art machine will start again.