There is no house like the house of belonging - David Whyte
Day 1: I am so honored to witness the Mighty Girls of 2010. They are a beautiful, radiant, and creative group. WOW!
We started our morning with our Belonging Ceremony. We circled up and I introduced myself to the group with my maternal lineage, "I am Wendy, daughter of Joyce, daughter of Irma, daughter of Eva, as I wrapped my left wrist with a gorgeous piece of yarn. Then I passed the ball to the Mighty R, and she did the same. Each Mighty Girl recounted their maternal lineage as far back as she could remember until we came full circle and were all connected. Then each of us snipped the yarn for each other and tied the ends forming a sort of bracelet to remind us that we are all connected.
I presented the gifts for the day: Wonderful aromatherapy oil from Escents, a gorgeous notepad from Papaya Art, and a sticker from You Are Beautiful. *If you would like to print your own You Are Beautiful Sticker to give to others, click HERE!
The Mighty Girls picked name tags from my hat and were given a secret mission of validation to be revealed on day 5. For now they will secretly observe the girl they chose throughout the week and make a mental note of all the qualities she admires in her chosen one.
Then we got to work on our art journals. Art journals are the foundation of Mighty Girl Art empowerment camp and we'll be working on them all week. Today, we sanded the surfaces and painted them with gesso. Gesso is a surface primer for painting canvas and other surfaces.
While the journals were drying we got inked...
And defied gravity!
The last project of the morning was Wish Flags to decorate our Mighty Tipi. Based on the Tibetan tradition used to promote peace, compassion, strength, and wisdom, it is believed that the wishes, prayers a/o mantras will be blown by the wind to spread the good will and compassion into all pervading space to benefit all. In this spirit, your daughter's Wish Flags will remain in the Mighty Tipi as a symbol of her voice and presence to inspire future Mighty Girls.