Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Blue skies

I have a job! And I start on Monday 16th May, which also happens to be the first day back after the school camp, the day of the school co-operative's AGM and two days before I start teaching evening classes in my studio but hey, I like to be busy, right?

They're starting me off gently: 5 Mondays (over 6 weeks because we have a public holiday after 4 weeks), 9:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 3:00pm, teaching introductory printmaking. Nothing too adventurous: a bit of lino cutting, some monotype, perhaps a collograph plate or two... I'm really looking forward to it. I'm also looking forward to the school camp: I'm one of 6 adults taking Class 6 off to Coonabarrabran and Lightning Ridge on Saturday for an 8 day astronomy and geology camp. Whoohoo! I'm going to be playing the recorder and the violin with the kids, taking sketching groups, collecting and grinding ochres into paint and making carborundum/collograph plates using grits and found objects along the way. It's unpaid but I think it's worth it for the excitement and the landscape - I've never been "out West" and I think it's going to be great.


Fiona said...

Congratulations on the job!! And sooner than I think you expected too.

ronnie said...

wowee! small happy dance for you! (ps keep an eye out for my folks on your trip.... they are heading into the desert - as they do almost every winter..... I'm not sure where they are going but you'll know 'em if you see 'em!)

Fiona Dempster said...

Fabulous news on all fronts Sara! Income is never to be sneezed at and after your dramas with 'that bank' it will give you such a sense of security to have a bit of a cash flow. Have a fabulous trip 'out west' - I'm sure you'll find the landscape impressive and inspiring. I know I am constantly in awe of this country.Travel safe and have loads of fun!

Amanda said...

Yay! congratulations! Well done! Where will you be teaching printmaking?

Snippety Gibbet said...

What very good news. The classes sound interesting. Good luck to you. jan

Ms. Johnson said...

Hey, Sara...I hope you are doing well.

I have a question for you and couldn't find your email address. I hope it is okay to ask here.

I am getting ready to teach stitchery to kindergarten. I know your daughter goes to a Waldorf school, and I think they have an easy way to get children to thread their own needles. I couldn't find it on the web. Do you happen to know how they do it?

Thanks, friend.



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