What do you wear when it's time to take the train into Tokyo to sign a work contract and you know that Japan is not socially distancing? I've made many styles of mask but by now there are 20 times the online tutorials that there were towards the end of February when I first made … Continue reading Hacking my sleep when so much keeps us awake.
Oh. Oh. It's just so hard to know where to start. As an elementary school English teacher employed by a dispatch company in Japan, March always involves a dip in work and pay for me. This year has been a whole 'nother experience. My contract year and the days I had to show up to … Continue reading Sally and the bumpy ride.
If I can’t see it, it doesn’t exist. I’ve got object permanence. I’m a big girl. But when it comes to stored items my working memory is faulty. If I haven’t drilled the idea that this object always goes there (an opaque location I can’t see it into) for a good duration of time then … Continue reading Paint organizing.
What are we wearing for the pandemic? Our recently finished cowl ( Free Ravelry pattern at https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sea-scales-cowl ) to which we accidentally knit 20 extra rounds because life has been stressful. An H.Naoto shirt we got for 100¥ at Closet Child. And, most importantly, hand sanitizer on a lanyard. Everywhere. Everyday.
My friends know this: my love of Mari Kondo (known here as KonMari) the writer of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying-Up, is deep and unshakable. Many of my friends have also known this: if I am hyper-focused on organizing to the detriment of other aspects of my life it might be a sign of my … Continue reading ADHD: PeeWee and Mari
I was resistant to getting an airbrush because I had an attitude about airbrushes. That attitude comes from my “foundation year”(fancy term for freshman year) at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and the general disregard held for airbrushes there. Not that some students didn’t have them and use them. This was never more … Continue reading Airbrush resistance: Art School
Greetings from Japan. In case you're confused, the left is mini-me (in a mask I just made her so she doesn't worry) and the right is me-me at work on the last day Japanese students attended all classes. I'm not overly worried about coronavirus/covid-19. I wash my hands, have my hand sanitizer, stopped biting my … Continue reading Now even my doll has a mask.
By the time the night before the studio anniversary show rolled around I felt like I'd been altering costumes forever, before even tackling my own.It wasn't forever but I had altered three costumes for my dance partner and had a student who'd bought her first ever costume. It was new to her but previously owned … Continue reading Let’s hear it for good workmanship!
Last night and tonight’s art is dance and altering dance costumes. I’ve confirmed that my health clinic treats ADHD as well as anxiety/depression, but my next appointment is still a week and a half away. As much as I want to I can’t drop everything and deep dive into ADHD learning right now. And I … Continue reading Partners in mind
No crafts today, just my mind. “At that time (and all my life), I had a little room in one part of the house in which I spent each night and weekend trying in vain to “get organized.” I had no idea that other people weren’t spending each weekend as a bridge between Friday and … Continue reading I have so much and yet no idea where to put it.