Sorry I've been so absent. As I suspected, I needed that deep breath before diving in to the term. I'm still struggling to overcome feeling a tiny bit overwhelmed at the time required for Uni this semester. Everything just seems to require more than reading and thinking....which is the kind of learning I seem to prefer. The hands-on stuff has always been a little more challenging to me and I am being reminded of that at the moment. Perhaps it's just the different formats some units are taking. In any case, my brain is on the settling-in overload....as opposed to the overload associated with writing four assignments at once!
So....I'm off to papier mache a flower mask. In front of the TV. Surely there must be an upside to all that goey, disgusting mess. I suspect my learning through art is going to be to get comfortable with being icky. And I'm not. Comfortable, that is. I hated finger painting as a preschooler (yes, I do remember finger painting incidents as a 4yo!) so you can imagine that 36 years of being uncomfortable with goo is going to be quite a hurdle!