Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Just Quickly

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!


Squiggly Rainbow said...

isn't it funny how we are all made so differently!!! I loved getting gooey today with my Grade 1's! Looking forward to seeing you soon, I only have 2 days left! xxx

Left-Handed Housewife said...

Oh, I'm the same way! The biggest challenge for me as a gardener is getting my hands all dirty, and I could never be a potter. Even rubber stamping is too messy for me.

But I do love it when little kids get their hands all dirty in the name of art. There's something sort of life-affirming in it, as long as they can keep the goop off the carpet.


Tracy said...

Yes Rachel...thankfully there are those who are happy to get goey with kids.

Frances, keeping their goo off me is also an aim of mine!