So after 9 days in bed, I finally dragged myself back to work on Wednesday. Mainly because I had to do reports and I've been so unwell lately I hadn't even recorded anything, so I had to go and look at actual work. I got through the 3 days ok, and although I'm not 100%, I'm definitely on the mend. But although I was laid up for a long time, I kept busy. 2 of the other art teachers and I are having a stall at the school Christmas fair next weekend, so I've been busy making a few things.
I got totally side tracked in the middle of all that making and tried a little basket work (I don't really know what made me try it this way as I don't remember ever being shown how to do it.) And I LOVE it. I've become increasingly infatuated with baskets over the last year or so, so it was only a matter of time until I gave it a go. This one started out as and open one, but I ended up making a lid for it too.
In other news... This year one of my colleagues, Tanya, and I have been working really closely with the admissions section of our school to provide artwork for them to hang in their new new, very sparse, offices. Here's some of our grade 1 collage pieces (yes, they need to sort the hanging out, that wasn't us). We photocopy the students' work so that they can take it home. It also makes the work look cleaner.
(Poor Ella's been sick in bed for the last 3 days with a stomach bug)
I'm glad Meeka and Loki will have each other to keep company over the break.