1. We had our final crit yesterday in studio, and for the first time this year, I felt really good about my project and really ready to be critiqued. And I feel like it shows in the project itself, if that's possible. I still need to tweak it before I turn it in next week, but it really only needs tweaking, nothing more.
2. I am signed up for studio over the summer, plus two construction classes for my minor. That means I don't get much of a summer break, but I'm on the accelerated track to graduate December 2007, which is a very good thing.
3. It was 85 degrees here today, and I am dying. I am so overheated that my hands are sweating. That is just wrong. Did I really just sign up to stay here for the whole summer?
4. I just started 36 plantlets from my Mother Fern. So if you want a little Mother Fern in the fall, let me know, because I only want a few of these, but it seemed like a waste to not plant up more of them. For those of you who don't know, Mother Ferns are 24-30" tall ferns that produce little plantlets on the fronds (rather than making spores) that you can pot up and grow into new plants. Eventually the fronds get so weighted down by the plantlets that it's a good idea to remove them or the whole frond because the fern starts looking really sloppy. If you grow them outside, the frond will fall to the ground on its own and the plantlets will root themselves around the original plant, but mine is in a pot. Anyhow, they should be large enough to move around by September. They make good potted plants in shade, and in the Bay Area they can grow in the ground, though they will need rich soil.
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