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Saturday, April 16, 2011

I'm Back!

Wow!  It's been quite some time since I've posted.  I've been busy re-learning 5th grade math:)  If you had told me 17 years ago when I started teaching that I would end my career teaching math, I would have laughed...I am a bona fide Language Arts type.  However, here I am...teaching fifth grade math... Never say never!  Our superb 5th grade math teacher was put on bed rest by her doctor until her baby is born, so I am attempting to fill her shoes. 
Please keep Amber (the math teacher) and her dear baby in your prayers.

It's actually been a great experience.  I already know the kids because I had them in PE, so it's been really awesome to get to know them on a different level.  I've also been able to prove to myself that I'm not quite as math-phobic as I thought.

Anyway, in the midst of it all, I finally purchased Foldforming by Charles Lewton-Brain along with some new hammers.  I can't wait to try some new techniques, but it will probably be awhile...must focus on Math for now! In the meantime, I'd like to share a photo of some basic foldforming I did last year.

This is a copper cuff with line formfolds and a heat applied patina.

Cheers for now,