01 December 2011
our creative space . . . 'creative children'
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