Wednesday, March 17, 2010
The Artsy Professor
Most of you know that I love creating things and being "artsy" any chance I get. The struggle I have with my creative artsy side is I also have a very structured academic side teaching occupational therapy full time at a university. More importantly I have a husband, and 3 little ones 6 and under! It can be a struggle to make time to create as we all know.
However....a funny little email crept into my inbox at work (GO BLUEJAYS)yesterday that I believe was a whisper to me.
An email from alumni and faculty relations sent out to find what professors do in their down time, outside of work...
First reaction, uh, eat and sleep, and change clothes for the next day at work! Second reaction, I don't want to bring my artistic side to the table and feel vulnerable about "what they are looking for" or what "someone would deem as art".
Third reaction, maybe this is something that will acklowledge who I am fully instead of the part of me that shows up for work in front of my students.
I responded back to the email simply saying, I like to create stuff anything from painting, scrapbooking, quilting, jewelry making.
You name it, and I bet I have a few supplies from every aisle at the craft store!
We'll see what comes of it! Today I have the luck o' the Irish backing me!
Happy St. Patricks Day!