i know technically it's spring
toycar_winter Originally uploaded by dressform.
but i'm still feeling a bit of hibernation. don't you hate that feeling at the end of your "time off" when you realize that what you have left is so finite?? i don't really want to look at my rosters for my classes - or gather the supplies to do the demos.... i AM happy to be teaching beginning painting this quarter. and my design class is beginning too. there is something about students at the start of their journey. i like the wide-eyed look. not that there isn't something to be said for the dialogue possible with more advanced students, but there's this tinge of "the new" - an excitement when a door opens that i really like watching. let's hope it happens this quarter!!
maria spent the whole week reflecting on heroines. an idea i like very very much. funny thing was the other night hubby and i watched a ken burns documentary on the suffragists . how cool is elizabeth cady stanton?? [susan b. anthony is great too - but i'm not so fond of her collaboration with the more conservative - read prohibition - faction of the women's movement.] ms. stanton, though? so ahead of her time. so brilliant. i kept wanting to yee haw at her quotes.... and then i started to think about how women today really do take the vote for granted. it seems to many that many are satiated at "our" [womens] position in the world and how it still seems to me like true equality doesn't exist. i don't want to get on a soap box, but i was happy to return to my women's studies roots.... i think i will have to seek out some more info on ms. stanton.
above is another pairing from my recent polaroid play. i'm actually wondering what i'll be looking at as the season changes.... more sun! yay!
the living room is almost put back together.... curtains hung, furniture back in place.... need to hang some more art and arrange some knick knacks....
and anke i am actually almost done w/ your potholder!! can you believe it?? having time off is GREAT! BTW - just a week left to sign up for the music swap! on a funny side note... i think it's ALL women participating :) happy weekend everyone!!