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Women are the primary resource of the planet. They give birth, we come from them. They are mothers, they are visionaries, they are the future. If we can figure out how to make women feel safe and honor women, it would be parallel or equal to honoring life itself."

- Eve Ensler



Day Two: The Mystery Around Us

"I'm aware of the mystery around us,
so I write about coincidences, premonitions,
emotions, dreams, the power of nature, magic."  - Isabel Allende

















The rain greeted us at the meadow so we waited for the girls to arrive, took down the tipi, and moved to a dryer location - the art studio.

The morning gift was Cheerful Mind Balm from Badger!  This uplifting aromatherapy treat is made with essential oils of Lemon, Sweet Orange, Spearmint and Ylang Ylang.  THANK YOU, BADGER,
the girls are blissed-out!!!




Today we continued work on our art journals, painting backgrounds over our textured pages.

Our secondary project for the morning was Talisman Cuffs.  A talisman is a symbolic object that can be carried or worn.  In ancient times they believed that talismans had the power to protect the wearer.  We used an Nazar bead as the "power bead" for our cuff.  The nazar or "eye bead" dates back thousands of years.  It is common in Turkish culture, but various forms of the eye can be found in Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist and Hindu cultures as well.

Here's a video of day two...

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*Girls, your mission for tonight is:  Take a walk with your mom (if it's not raining) and share your dream (if you feel comfortable) see if there are any symbols in the dream that stand out to her.  Ask her to help you find objects that you can use to represent those symbols found in your dreams.  We will begin to add them to our journals tomorrow.

Dreamwork: Before sleep ask yourself, "What do I carry inside me?  What serves me?  What should I let go of?"  Jot down your dreams.  Bring them to camp.

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