So many weekends have to be devoted to cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping, and school work that finally having what I like to call a "me day" is such a treat! On Saturday, I spent several hours at the Dayton Art Institute with some of the other Muse Machine club advisors from other Miami Valley schools. After a docent-led tour of Art Deco Japan, a gorgeous exhibit of artworks spanning 1920-1945, we enjoyed a delicious meal in the museum's Leo Bistro, accompanied by plenty of lively conversation about art, our schools, and life in general. The afternoon was spent learning how to create origami boxes from paper that we decorated ourselves using a variety of printmaking objects. I had so much fun that as soon as I got home, I got out my origami papers and made a few smaller boxes just to be sure I would remember how to do it!
Although I haven't been posting much this past year, it's not for lack of things to share! It's mostly just for lack of time...and energy. Summer was spent visiting with family and friends, a welcome break from another long school year. Of course, before I knew it, August rolled around again and it was time to get back to the classroom. And all of a sudden, here I am, welcoming in another calendar year and wondering how time can pass so quickly!
Here's a quick look at some of the projects I've been working on these past few months, whenever I can sneak in a few hours of time. Lately I've been focusing on knitting because it is just plain relaxing to work with soft, fluffy yarn on a cold winter evening. I found those beautiful green yarns in the center photo at Yarne Source in Pittsford, NY, while visiting with my daughter and her family over Christmas break. Not sure what they will become, but I would love to find a way to use them together!