While I was working on my tree and dragon drawing last night, Kavi was working on a watercolor for her homework (her teacher allows drawn responses for her English journal, which I love). She’s reading There Are No Children Here.
We had Gilmore Girls on in the background and made art together from about 9:30 to 11:00 and we were both up a little too late, but also, I loved it, and she did too.
(Side note: Kavi was very pleased that she could use my label maker to neatly label her work, after I found a plastic sleeve to protect her art, and 3-hole punched the sleeve for her binder. Basement supplies organization proving its worth!)
Okay, task #2 done — prepping for tomorrow’s classes. Also played a game of BTD6 with Anand, and am now taking him to the game store to pick out a birthday present. What will he choose? Hmmm…
Okay, Portolan Project Phase 1 Kickstarter submitted for approval. Fingers crossed it’s approved, and we can launch on October 1st — if you love me (or just appreciate the work I do for the writing / lit. community), please help spread the word, and/or donate if you’re in a position to do so.
This project is basically my baby for the next 5-10 years, I think. You’re going to hear me talking about it a LOT. We now have TEN of the Deep Dives modules ready (thanks to Summer van Houten and Paul Goerner); it’s very exciting.
Scott Woods on creative community organizing
If you’d like to be tagged into our Kickstarter launch day post, please comment below, and I’ll be very happy to do so. It really helps having a nice big surge of support on launch day!
That’s one of my three tasks that I’ve been procrastinating on that really HAD to get done today. I can feel a little tension has dropped out of my shoulders. Lunch break, then on to the next one.
Oof. Woke up tired. Going to try to take it relatively easy today — I have some computer work I *have* to do, and am alternating it with working on a little more basement clearing.
Today, organizing the section with all the baking supplies, winnowing a bit in the process (why do I have so many cake circles in different sizes, I have no idea? how many bundt pans does one person really need?), so if you’re in the Oak Park Free to a Good Home group, you’ll be seeing some of that coming through shortly.
I’m pleased with my decision to try starting my dahlias (that I never managed to get in the ground in May) in pots under grow lights. They didn’t look like much two weeks ago, but they very quickly went whoosh! Very heartening.
The Midwest doesn’t have the brilliant autumn leaf colors I grew up with in New England, but our flowers can be quite cheerful.
Mums, salvia, mums, sedum, aster.
This aster isn’t very showy, which means it’s probably one of my natives, but as you can see, the bees are very fond of it.