Thursday, October 25, 2012

Monday, October 01, 2012

EtsyMetal Blog Carnival: Back to School

A new month brings a new EtsyMetal Blog Carnival post.

This month's EtsyMetal Blog Carnival topic:
Back to School

Fall has arrived, are you taking any classes or workshops? Metal/jewelry related or other? Is there a new technique you've learned recently? Do you have children that are in school, what grade, what kind of school and how does it affect your routine/schedule?

Aaaahh. Fall is here. You wouldn't know it by the incredible weather we are experiencing here in the PNW. We have gone days.. well, actually months without rain.


In Washington state.


It is pure craziness.

But it still means back to school for my one and only, Cody. He is in 9th grade which means, in these parts, he started high school this year.

I am a Mom to a high schooler. Am I stressed out about it? Not in the least.

This kid of mine (okay, ours...) is amazing. And luckily he is attending a real amazing school that is ideal for independent learners, like himself. We consider ourselves damn lucky to be able to send him to this school. Had Paul not got the job working for the Olympia School District several years back we would have had no idea about the school. But he does work there and that means we did learn about the school. And now Code goes there. Awesome.

With him back at school, I find myself at the studio each morning Monday thru Thursday. I get to spend about 4 hours of uninterrupted time designing and creating. Lately I have been pouring lots of thought into what types of classes I want to offer this Fall/Winter out of my studio. I plan on getting my act together and getting my first classes posted and ready for sign ups in the next few weeks with the classes beginning near the end of October, beginning of November.

Fall is not my favorite season. There. I said it. I dread the short, gray days and nonstop rain. I dread the trees losing all of their leaves. By setting up my studio away from my house and teaching classes, I am hoping that it will make these next several months go by a bit smoother for me. Give me something great to focus on instead of what is going on outside my window.

Hey, I am a born dreamer.

Visit these other EtsyMetal members to see what they are doing this month:
Evelyn Markasky
Kate Jones
Anne Walker
Abella Blue
Mary Anne Karren Studio
Victoria Takahashi / Experimetal