After procrastinating (thinking about and planning the next post) for a good portion of this past weekend, I pulled out my laptop Sunday afternoon to start writing the next post. Despite my lack of concrete ideas, I figured, as usual, the action of typing would become the inspiration and motivation.
The universe however had other ideas. I tried to type the password into my laptop and it kept saying "error." It was one of those head scratching moments; I won't replay all the random thoughts that ran through my head bumping into one another as I racked my brain to figure out why my password was not working. Then I realized that as I was typing, each letter pressed resulted in at least three little asterisks in my password. After another thirty minutes of shutting it down, logging into the guest account, cleaning the keyboard, and shutting it down again, I accepted the sad fact that the keyboard on my four year old, split personality, workhorse was fried.
Therefore, you will not have the pleasure of reading an in depth, thought provoking, witty, and oh so informative post this week.
I am ordering an external keyboard, and will hopefully, be back in business this coming weekend. I refuse to give up on this old baby who has witnessed the very beginnings of Deep Root Center, back when it was only a tiny little kernel of an idea inspired by a few self-directed learning conferences and the kids I spent my days with.
We are in the midst of Makers and Shakers, our second week of Summer Workshops. So far, we have used the sewing machine, designed and cut out swords (never underestimate the draw of knights, and their weaponry), and made boats out of random recyclable materials. We hope to bring the boats up to the fountain in the park to test them out today, if the rain holds off.
Young Artist Week is scheduled for August 3-7. We will spend time each day learning about an artist and their particular style and use them as inspiration for our own art. Sign up today.