Spent the day at EdCampRVA. Drove 1.5 hours to get to a teacher led pd and enjoyed every minute of it. It was nice to just sit and talk with like minds in like struggles. I felt heard, understood, appreciated, and was able to share, learn, and create.
I created a new wallet from unconventional materials for a partner I had just met. Sound tough? It wasn’t. Using direct thinking, I was able to get to know Taylor and her likes and interests. What functionality she needed in a wallet and her design style. I then used sandpaper, markers, toothpicks and glue to create a wallet.
She loves leopard print and the color green. An item in her current wallet was the business card of a person that makes jewelry from mice vertebrae. Crazy I know, but this concept interested me. She also showed me three different compartments for money but was insistent that she did not have money in any of them.
What I created was a leopard print wallet with green trim with space only for her essential gift cards and IDs (teacher, old student id still used for movie tickets, and driver’s license). I did not have any empty $ slots. I also used toothpicks to represent the placement of vertebrae.
She loved the design and concept. She commended me on my ability to listen and really “get her”. When I started out I felt this activity was a bit weird but throughly enjoyed it.
So glad I attended my first EdCamp. I was so happy that I took the time to attend before I had even been to my first session. It only got better as the day progressed. This will not be my last EdCamp.
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