I've played with paperclay, and it's fun. I am a perfectionist with things like that, so if it doesn't come out perfect, I walk away. Obviously, I need to mature with that a bit. ; ) But it's a new outlet that I absolutely love- it's a way to physically manifest that which 'occupies mental space without permission.' (ideas and obsessions!)
IEP's, fighting like a lady (but with a callous, crude bitch scratching to get out- you know, the REAL me) for a simple PECS program for Nicky that should have been in place 6 months ago, since he's nonverbal and all... now we're working on a laptop for Tony, who IS verbal but barely communicative... trying to get the in-home behavioral therapy at least for N, then for T... It's a fun challenge when it's for someone else and I don't have to live with the consequences of these things not being put into action.
I've discovered that I love the kids' artwork on the wall. A sweet friend of mine gave me an idea: to put up a wall-to- wall studio for them in one of their rooms. I think I may do that.
A blast from the past: This is pinned to an antique apron hanging on my pantry door, so I can look at it and add to it when the mood strikes:
This one reminds me of an aerial view of a city, looking at the rooftops. It's a weak fabric that I hand dyed months ago.
I played with this when I was fiddly and I didn't know what I wanted to work on. (this morning, actually.) Right after I took the picture, it blew away. It will be interesting if I find this again, to see its condition. Today was a farce- it was sooo warm when we put the kids on the bus, and now it's very windy and chilly.
My new love, a log cabin- type quilt that I'm making on the machine. It's going pretty quickly. This one is on its way to being a twin-sized blankie for the boys. I'm not being too fussy about the squares lining up just right, because I want it to look patchy. If one side doesn't equal the other, I grab a scrap to sew alongside so it evens out. I crave formality and perfection, but this feels right. I initially gave myself 2 weeks to finish the top but I don't think that's going to happen, because I'm unmotivated to do that. But it should be within a month. I'm thinking about quilting it in sections, so it will go easier through the machine. The back is going to be done in strips, anyway...