They contacted me as a result of my being listed with the Maine Arts Commission. How cool is that!
I have prepared a handout, collected a passel of student type drawing compasses and rulers and will be carrying along some of my work to show, as well as giving them instruction on a bit of the history (and controversy) surrounding this folk art tradition.
Because I was only able to be there in the morning (I am not sure why I told them that, this is my usual day off.. but in the end it was the correct choice as we found out after I had committed that K's kidney doc's office had scheduled him for an appointment in the afternoon) I will only get to play with the 5th and 6th graders; 7th and 8th have there sessions in the afternoon. Next year (if I am invited again!) I will plan to be there the full day, I think.
Tomorrow is going to be a long day, as we will be scheduling our usual Tuesday events in the afternoon after the doc -- a trip to Sams for meds, and to pick up cat food and olive oil for the folks in the soapmaking class that I have prevailed upon my friend Robin to give (next week... a reschedule from tomorrow, due to my having overbooked myself! LOL), to WalMart for another light for the plants, to Millers, to find me a pair of muck boots, unless I luck out and find some at Blue Seal where I need to stop and look for more seed flats, etc. etc. All this AFTER the doc...
Thankfully I will have a short work day Friday, though being a Friday, it will likely be very intense.
Some time SOON I need to:
- get out and prune the maple tree
- clean out the ditches of annual grasses and "weeds" and see what is there in the matter of woody plants that I wish to encourage and suppliment with other things that I will soon beg, buy or glean
- check the ground to see if I can turn over the rabbit manure and plant spinach and early lettuce
- clean up a winters worth of doggie poo (oh joy...)
- dig holes in which to plant the clothes lines that came with the house
- dig the last of the Museum archive files out of the garage and send them to the soon-to-be-former client.
- a small tractor with tiller or a rototiller (working)
- a snowblower (less urgent but needed never the less, by next fall)