My wall of ladies is growing nicely which makes me very happy. At the same time, I'm still preparing for a few workshops (which I'm looking forward to) and, fortunately for me, still get to enjoy conversations and spending time with my daughters. My eldest is an elementary school teacher and in the past few years has been diagnosed with celiac disease and OCD/ADHD which, we all believe, makes her a better teacher as she really understands those children who struggle. My youngest was recently diagnosed with high functioning autism which has been a huge relief for her as she often wondered why she was so different from others her age. As an adult, this understanding will help her seek out the assistance she needs in future relationships and give her coping mechanisms. It also makes total sense in regards to her absolute focus and creativity which has also been the impetus for this body of work. Both daughters have been told that it was good that they grew up in our household as, though they didn't get extra assistance in school they excelled in any case as we understood their differences and made adjustments for them as they needed them, like taking them out of school for mental health days just because. I'm so grateful and feel really, really lucky to be their mom.
AIRdirondack Art Project