January 6, 2012

Art Paste

Today I made Art Paste, or methyl cellulose paste. Read more about it here.
It seemed to work pretty good. The kids really liked the gooey texture. They may have liked it a little too much, because our dragon head was starting to loose shape from too much pressure and too many hands on the structure.
Some parts look better than others on the surface, but only time will tell. I will have to check its' hardness and structure and report back on Monday.

Tonight, I also made a choice not to say hello to an old friend. We have not spoken to each other in years. We were good friends a few years ago, and I really valued her friendship, but we were in different places and grew apart. I might have made a decision to push her away. She was very kind and a great friend, we just had different beliefs and made different lifestyle choices. Anyway, my heart skipped a beat when she walked into the restaurant, which BTW, is TINY. Somehow she did not notice me. She was with someone, looked great and looked happy. That was enough for me. I am sure too much time has passed for anything that I say to make a difference and for us to be friends again, but I feel like I had closure tonight. I am happy she is happy. Growing up is so hard sometimes.

Lessons learned today:
  • Maybe 15 kids is too many when working on ONE papier-mâché project
  • It is not necessary to say hello to everyone that I used to know
  • The steamed sea bass at Asian Mint is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G !


stephanie / those tricks said...

Hey! I didn't realize you were posting regularly again. Hooray. Who is this friend? And that good looks equally disgusting/I want to stick my hands in it and never stop.

Lydia said...

Ha! yeah. That's why I needed my camera so bad? That good is disgusting. It was a new experience for me AND the students!