Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Lots of things to do...

... and everything at the same time...


Things seems to be accumulating right now. I have to present some research results at the university during the May, finish an article (also during May), try to invent themes for some conference papers (inventing isn't that hard, really, but then some day soon I'll have to write those papers too), start my custom yarn painting in these days too...

And as that wasn't enough to do for a while, I also promised to work as a facilitator in two workshops. The first one will be next week - it was going to start already on this Thursday, but luckily the plans changed. All this came up last Friday, so there really hasn't been much time for planning or preparing things. The materials for the workshop isn't very useful either, so I have to invent a lot on educational management in the schools, which isn't my area at all. The participants will be supervisors and directors of schools, probably mainly elder men. I have worked as a facilitator in workshops, but they were for teenagers and children, so this is going to be quite different. In total the workshop will last three days, ten hour days each. I'll be there all by my own - there are other facilitators in the same city (Chilpancingo) for these workshops, but we are all in different schools. Sooooo.... it will be interesting!


But even though I'm not very well prepared and the participants may not be the easiest audience (though I'm definitively not going to let them minimize me for being a young woman), I'm still happy to be part of these workshops. And not only because they are quite well paid! I think it will be a great - and challenging - learning experience.


Any way, with all these things to be done, I have finished something too. This bracelet was a custom order for Jonna. As she lives by the sea, it's called "A Day on a Beach". I'm really happy with the way it turned out, and hope Jonna will love it too!


4 comments:

Jonna said...

I already love it! It turned out just perfect, can't wait for the package to arrive. Paljon paljon kiitoksia, muchas gracias

ColibriDreams said...

Thanks, I'm so glad you like it!

Sari said...

I accidentally found your blog from blogilista and really liked that beautiful bracelet you had made for Jonna. Wow!

I also browsed through your other postings and found out you live an interesting life there in Mexico City. It's always interesting to read about other Finns living in different places.

I have visited Mexico several times, but only Monterrey and those tiny cities close to Texas border, since I live in Texas.

Come and pay a visit at my finnish blog: santtulima.vuodatus.net.

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.