2014 Week 32 of Making Something Every Day

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Help Us Present Science at GeekGirlCon 2014

The DIY Science Zone is back at GeekGirlCon this year! We’ll be extracting DNA, making slime and light, creating tiny hovercrafts, demonstrating dice roll science, and constructing to-scale solar systems that you can carry in your pocket. It’s a chance to have people try out science with a team of scientists and science communicators who are in love with science and eager to share that joy with others. Last year we had 350 people come through the DIY Science Zone. This year we’re hoping for even more!

We’ve been fundraising this year, and as part of that, we’ve been performing Acts of Whimsy as a reward for those donations. Because I am a crazy person and like doing videos, I volunteered to create a YouTube science video, only instead of explaining or demonstrating real science, I’d explain an outmoded scientific theory. That’s how I ended up making a very earnest video about phlogiston.

While we’ve reached our fundraising goal of $6,000 (!), anything we raise above that will be used for next year’s hands-on science zone. So if you’d like to help see the DIY Science Zone happen next year, please pitch in. And if you’re in Seattle on October 11th and 12th, stop by and do some science with us.

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2014 Week 31 of Making Something Every Day

I have a lot of yarn posts this week because I was traveling! I got to go hang out with my mom and my mother-in-law at the Arkansas Fiber Arts Extravaganza. I had a great time with them and with fellow yarnies. The vendors were amazing and I was able to take two classes. One of my classes was on Tunisian Crochet and I’m now hooked on a whole new hobby. Get it? Hooked? Crochet Hook? Anyway…

At Day 211 I started misnumbering posts accidentally. So several days are listed in the 100s instead of the 200s.

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2014 Weeks 29 & 30 of Making Something Every Day


I misnamed this as day 111 which it’s actually 211 and I continued to do it for several days before I caught my mistake. I can count!

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2014 Week 28 of Making Something Every Day

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2014 Week 27 of Making Something Every Day

I like this week especially because you get to see nearly every single step, from start to finish, of my making process. I don’t have very many weeks where that happens so handily. Also, I like this week because I finished a piece at the end of the previous week and sold it. I finished the green piece from this week that I’ve called “Sea of Wonder” and it’s sold as well.

That brings my total for the year to six sold works. I’ve got three pieces currently available for sale. If you are interested in any of them give me a shout.
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2014 Weeks 25 & 26 of Making Something Every Day

While I worked on this piece this week, Ferguson, MO has been on my mind and my heart. I kept thinking this wound to our country isn’t going to be healed with a few days of protest, no matter how cathartic those days might be. I hope that what will come about after this week is people with privilege to start inviting (and welcome!) people without privilege to have have a seat at the table. For people to open their minds and hearts to someone else’s story and experience. For true listening to give way to better understanding and better action. Keep going. Keep going on to become a better people and a more whole nation. Keep going toward healing even though sometimes healing hurts. Keep going.

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Thoughts on Week 25 of 2014 Making Something Every Day

I have struggled this week with Make Something Every Day.

I think this has been the worst week in the history of this project in terms of not being able to work. Sure there’s been times that I’ve been traveling or I’ve been working on something else but this week has been none of those things. I just haven’t been able to sit down at the table and do anything. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s end of summer marathon blues. The kids go back to school tomorrow.

bowling

I’m hopeful I can clear my head and get back to work.

Because not working is not working.

art table

And it makes me morose.

In other news, I’m working on my application to be on a Board of Directors of an organization that I am deeply committed to. If I make the cut, I’ll announce but I’m gonna hold onto it for a bit longer. I’m supposed to find out at the beginning of September. I have a phone interview tonight. Wish me luck!

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2014 Week 24 of Making Something Every Day

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2014 Week 23 of Making Something Every Day

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