* The purpose of our documentation is to provide a window into the creative process and the interactions within our circle. It keeps the memory of our work together alive and offers a touchstone to revisit later for further reflection by the facilitators, the parents and the children.


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House of Belonging: Day One

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.


  1. When I picked up my daughter and her dear friend from their first day of Mighty Girl Art Camp, they chorused, "that was GREAT!!" before I even had a chance to ask how it was. Enthusiastic words bubbled from them almost faster than I could hear -- collection, antlers, cicadas, really nice girls, Wendy is awesome, flags, cool, ran around, tipi, so fun, amazing house with all this really cool stuff, sweet adorable 18-year-old cat. Bubbling joy filled and floated my car all the way home with their rememberings.

    Then later seeing the photo of shoes outside the tipi - now my remembering of their joyous voices mixed with the vision of my daughter's sneakers. Now my joy at having found a camp she loves bubbled up. I am grateful.

    Kira's Mom Sheila

  2. oh my god!! another great first day! I wish i was there to share the love and mighty-ness!!
    keep it up Wendy, you are the bomb!!! love to you and your "girls"

  3. This camp is so amazing and has Emma in such high spirits, I just can't even tell you how happy I am. :-) Here's to some VERY might girls!


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