I sure hope so! I don’t know about you, but I am eager to welcome the new focus that a change-of-season brings. I’m ready for open windows, Spring cleaning, and leisurely walks around the neighborhood; short sleeves, cropped pants and long evenings at the clay table; skirt-making, cherry blossoms, and chipmunks.
I’ve been awfully distracted by seriousness this past week. I know I started the conversation, but I hope it’s ok to be weary of it at this point and ready to move on.
In that spirit, I have a few teaching-related questions. I have my first teaching gig this afternoon. The local girl scouts invited me to come show them a few things, and to talk about what I do and how I got here. I was thinking of teaching them to make a simple cane, apply slices to a ball, and turn the ball into a bead that they can string on a piece of cord as a necklace. So my questions for anyone who has taught newbies (or who knows any preteen girls, for that matter, LOL!) are:
- Does this sound like a reasonable project to complete in an hour or so? If not, do you have any suggestions for simplifying it? My main goal is to show them how to make a fun, easy piece of jewelry that they can wear right away.
- I have my doubts about using tissue blades for cane slicing in this environment, but what about those snap-off blade knives, like this one?
- Am I crazy for waiting until the day of the class to figure these things out? LOL!
Wait, I can answer that third question myself: I absolutely am. I was going to work on this earlier in the week but found myself writing insanely long blog comments during most of my free time. I’m tempted to ask if we can postpone this until their next meeting, but I’d feel bad about doing that this late in the game.
Thanks for any advice you may have, and Happy Spring!