01 December 2011

our creative space . . . 'creative children'

Greetings all,
Today i meet with the neurologist for a nerve conduction test to confirm i have carpal tunnel syndrome & send me off for surgery.  My CTS was diagnosed with this electric-pulse-down-my-arms in 2003, i was 28, pregnant with my 4th baby, hanging out with the other 70 year olds in the waiting room.  Good times.  They might have been factory workers doing repetitive hand actions for 50 years, me - a few years of hand quilting, stitching, changing nappies & carrying twins around (why make 2 trips when 1 will do??!!)  This time i'm prepared to have the surgery!!
So i'm handing over Our Creative Space this week to my children . . .
first up my first born & her origami handywork!!
 I love that my children learn to speak Japanese at their school (until they speak to each other in Japanese, plotting against me) my eldest has continued into high school & is very good.  Mind you, this time of year, they do more origami than hiragana.
 My middle daughter has been channelling Rapunzel for about 5 years now, with waist length platinum blonde glory. 
 I love how adventurous she is with twisting & twirling it up & down, not bad for 10!!
 I had to duck to the supermarket after school one afternoon & called out if anyone wanted to come - sure, girl child number 3 wonderwoman-spun out of her school uniform & into this ensemble. 
 That's my Alannah Hill sequin cardigan but how cute is her styling??  I think the silver belt makes it.  Anyone who can pull of triple layers of lace & flares, with yellow patent Mary Janes??  She's my Nina!!
 Now the boy: to wrap up the 2nd grade he had to create a rainforest.  Chatter about emergence layers & leaf litter, supplies from my paper & felt stash + a trip around the front garden . . .
 he made a multi-textured rainforest, with trees, moss, a rock, real leaves, a felt sun & hobby-fill-clouds suspended with bobby pins . . . 
 tip for young players: use a carving fork to punch holes in the side of a box & poke through a bobby pin or 5, to make things stand up, stick out or hang down!!
Poof, busy times in my studio, shame it's not me!!  Just watch me soar next year with new hands, oh i can't wait.  Love Posie

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good luck today beautiful

Jen R said...

Cute stylin pics!! So glad your getting your hands fixed!!

Felicity said...

Here's to a successful day at the specialists and the first steps to getting you 'tip top' again!

As for your creative progeny - gorgeous to the 'nth degree.

xxx's

Cherry Red Quilter said...

Just too cute all of them!! Nice to hear your daughter is studyong japanese - I did it in high school too and loved it!

Poppy Loves said...

Good luck today...and may I say, what a lovely blog :-)

www.poppyloves.co.uk

Mum on the Run said...

These may not be the work of your actual hands, but they are certainly your handiwork.

I hope today goes well for you.
My surgeon was very easy on the eye - and armed with cortisone. My dream man at that moment in time!!
I hope yours is as lovely.
:-)

polkadotpeticoat said...

I love your guest posts here, oh your girls are sooo cute! is carpal tunnel painful?
I was laughing at you sitting with the elderly...I was asked if I needed the senior discount yesterday at the super market.....I'm only 43 what a girl to do!

ally said...

Oh she's definitely a Nina - how wonderful!! (so enjoying those repeats although the Doc jumps every time her phone rings cos his ringtone is the same)
Clever kids - wonder where they got that from??!!

Louwink said...

Creative and clever kids... love to see them do that....

They must get very inspired by what you do!

Lou ; )

Tas said...

Careful or your blog might get taken over by your gorgeous offspring!

All the best with the op. I'd be so frustrated not being to be doing things. Definately time to get surgery, young lady!

emma @ frog, goose and bear said...

I'm sure that's why my Goose loves learning Japanese at school - all for the origami! Did they make the felt balls too? I'd love to give those a try.
Hope you're managing OK with the hands - Do you have a date for your op?

Teresa said...

They've done you proud!

Good luck with your surgery xo

Coal Valley View said...

Lovely post! The apples obviously didn't fall far from the tree. How did you go today? All booked in for surgery? Wishing you a speedy resolution so you can get on with your craft. Mel xx

TexWisGirl said...

your kids are precious little creators! i hope the appt. goes well and you are well on your way to new and improved hands!!!

Agnes said...

Good luck with the surgery, I'll be thinking of you.

Seaweed and Raine said...

The kids have been busy! :) Hope your surgery goes really well for you.
S xo

Sandrine said...

I hope it all goes well for you Jennie, and I am sure you will love having your hands back to full use again!Did you teach you children or something? hehe :)
Take good care xx

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