After teaching classes all day both at school and then LibertyTown,
I stopped for a moment to prepare for Hsi-Mei's visit next month. On November 13, we will be painting with Chinese inks, bamboo brushes, and rice papers. Just ordering the materials from an Oriental Supply company in California has been interesting and challenging. Getting questions on my email like"Do you know what you are doing? What you should be ordering is...." After 4 or 5 attempts to get the right materials, Hsi-Mei sweetly offered to order them for me next year.
Nevertheless, the show will go on. Now, to get 8 felt covers,piles of newspaper, water dishes that are the exactly right height, seats all facing the front, even though our tables are round,and the courage to borrow our middle school's cafeteria for this grand inky adventure. Bring it on.