Saturday, August 08, 2009






I am feeling blue about the end of summer!

I LOVE teaching, my school, the other teachers and staff, and especially the interaction with the children. I am excited about my new classroom. Previously I have been the Mobile Latin Teacher, have cart will travel.

But there is a sense of disappointment that I didn't accomplish more.

I have not painted on canvas, threaded the loom, finished dolls, made a book or quilt, felted...

I have resisted the urge to buy art supplies*. I recognize that as a substitute for spending time creating that I can fall into too easily!
But today I bought two books and a magazine with art class money.

I am not really happy about my studio arrangement at present hence the purchase of the book Where Women Create.

In my heart I know that creativity does not depend on place, space, or a lot of specific supplies, I have a lifetime supply already.

But some of my focus has been missing of late!

* Honesty check: I have bought fabric!
sewed four skirts, and a tunic
dyed and embellished a t-shirt
had a serious garden
taught a weekly sewing class for girls
taught one week of art camp
cooked lots of primarily vegetable meals
made pickles
worked on the garage, sorting, boxing, trashing and giving away stuff

5 comments:

Lady Rael said...

I'd say you accomplished quite a lot, Mother dear. :-)

a painter said...

I will ditto Lady Rael. Your skirt, your garden, and your photos have all been very creative, in my opinion, not to mention the other things! I think you have accomplished a lot.

I agree with your musings about space and creativity. I am currently deciding whether or not to buy the latest Where Women Create or not. Seeing such extravagant life styles doesn't help my brain! But, I love Mary E. so I will probably buy it.

Once again, your skirt really is beautiful!

Dawn said...

Love the Alabama Stitching skirt and t-shirt. Patience and I keep thinking we'll experiment with this technique but never do...

Jeff Krohn said...

Hello-- this is Jeff Krohn. You left a message for me at my blog about your son traveling in Peru. Visitors are always welcome-- though the coming few weeks I am mostly busy writing courses/sermons-- so he would not really have much to do if he came to visit. I do have to make a trip from where we live (Abancay) to Lima a week from Friday. I could always give him a lift if he would like it. Let me know. Great to hear of his desire to serve...

jmkoriginals said...

I think you've done a lot! I'm afraid to even look at Where Women create..I'll get ill! : ( my work area is a disaster!