THIS IS THE BLOG/DIARY FOR MIGHTY GIRL ART™! OUR NEW WEBSITE IS LOCATED HERE!

* 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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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



Meet Your Mighty Sponsors: Hint Mint

http://www.hintmint.com/

A long LONG time ago, I was standing in line to buy a book when I saw a swell package of mints on the counter.  I read the ingredients and was elated to see that they were vegetarian and did not contain gelatin.  The only thing that bothered me was that the lovely tin had the book store's co branding on it.  SO...I grabbed a sharpie and wrote the name of the company on my hand and peddled my bike back to my Battery Park City flat where I googled the owner of the company.  I sent him an email that went something like this...

Dear Cooper,
I discovered your mints today at a local bookstore in NYC.  I love that that they are vegetarian and I love that they come in a cool metal tin and not plastic.  The only reason I didn't buy them is because of the co-branding.  I realize that this is my own issue, and I have been known to employ a sharpie marker to remove obvious branding from my clothing.  However, I was wondering if you are selling your mints somewhere that does NOT have the co-branding.
Sincerely,
Wendy


WELL....he wrote me back.  Yes, he did!  He also sent me a case of mints WITHOUT the co-branding.  Thus began a correspondence and friendship that has spanned 15 years.  Dare I say I have not since seen a package of Hint Mints with co-branding!  Not only that, Hint Mint also began an Artist Series wherein they engage artists to design art for limited edition tins!  

Cooper is one of the most extraordinary human beings I know, and I thank my lucky stars to have connected with him.  I'm also grateful to Sharpie because that ink not only survived a bike ride from Astor Place to Battery Park City so that I could send that fated email, but I spent the next couple of days with Hint Mint scrawled across my left hand.

And now a message from Cooper Bates....


Dearest Mighty Girl Artists,


I am delighted to share my art and expression with you.  Hint Mint was created because we believed we could make the world a better place by spreading beauty around the world through something as simple as a tin of mints.  What I did not foresee were the friendships I would form through the gift of sharing.  I share with you now in hopes that you too will be inspired to share your gifts and talent with the world.  If you are in the Mighty Girl Art world, you are off to a great start.  If you feel inspired, please drop me a line, Cooper@hintmint.com.  I would love to hear what you think of Hint Mint.  Don't be shy about sharing your work either.

Happy creating,

Cooper Bates
Hint Mint


Meet Your Mighty Sponsors: Earth Magic



"You block your dreams when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith" - Mary Marin Morrissey

http://www.earthmagic.net/about-dr-steven-farmer/At Mighty Girl Art, we like to take time to connect with nature.  We pay close attention to any creatures that we see near our tipi because we know that all beings are connected.  We ponder what they can teach us and ways they can inspire our creative work. 

Dr. Steven Farmer of Earth Magic is a world renowned author, shaman and psychotherapist.  His Children's Spirit Animal stories and cards have received 5 national awards!   Dr. Farmer and his team at Earth Magic would like to send this message to the Mighty Girls:

"Never forget everyone who has ever fulfilled a dream also had a fear.  They proceeded in spite of their fear and you must as well!  Find powerful role models as you travel that beautiful journey called life.  These cards will help your inner wisdom and intuition grow!

Blessings,
The Earth Magic team"



A Mighty Meadow Birthday Party


you shall above all things be glad and young - ee cummings


This is the story of a little girl who wished for a Mighty Girl Art party for her 8th ride around the sun.


Big sister (Mighty E) helps hang the flower decorations that we made together.






















Her father built the tree stump stands from my sketch.  He did an AMAZING job!






















The girls arrived and got inked before we started the craft.

 




















Our craft....G I A N T Bubble Wands!







There was plenty whooping it up during the creative process.

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Once the wands were decorated and assembled, it was time to pour the bubble solution and have a wild rumpus!


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A good time was had by all...and rumor has it that butterflies rode home in their hair.



Meet Your Mighty Sponsors


"Creativity takes courage." - Matisse

The Mighty Girl Art summer session is right around the seasonal corner.  We thought we would try something new this year and give your sponsors a moment to send a personal message to you.  We will post messages from more sponsors in the coming weeks.

First up, ecojot!   


You may recognize this name because it's on all the wonderful chunky spiral journals that you see my studio.  Ecojot was founded by the brother/sister team, Mark and Carolyn Gavin who wanted to create eco friendly paper products that feature inspirational designs.



A message to you from Daniella De Marco and the ecojot team...
 







 
A note to the girls at Might Girl Art:

A favourite quote of ours is by Gandhi: "In a gentle way you can shake the world."

You don't have to be a great leader or rich to help make the world a better place. You just have to be willing. Every little or big effort counts. Use your talent to give you the success you aspire for and help others at the same time.

We hope the journals give you the courage to create whatever it is your heart is telling you to.

All the best,
Daniela & the ecojot team

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Stay tuned for more messages from your generous summer sponsors!

Made so & rooted by love,
Wendy




Bring Back Our Girls

Dear Mighty Ones,

By now I'm sure you've heard the dreadful news that 276 girls were kidnapped from their school in Nigeria by Boko Haram militants.  Below is the list of our kidnapped sisters.  Please choose a name from the list, write her name in your journal or post it on your wall and send prayers that she and her classmates will be found and rescued. 

Please visit the #BringBackOurGirls facebook page for more information on how to help!

With gratitude (and tears),
Wendy



The names of the girls as provided by CAN: Deborah Abge Christian, Awa Abge, Hauwa Yirma, Asabe Manu, Mwa Malam Pogu, Patiance Dzakwa, Saraya Mal. Stover, Mary Dauda, Gloria Mainta, Hanatu Ishaku, Gloria Dama and Tabitha Pogu, Maifa Dama, Ruth Kollo, Esther Usman, Awa James, Anthonia Yahonna, Kume Mutah, Aisha Ezekial, Nguba Buba, Kwanta Simon, Kummai Aboku, Esther Markus, Hana Stephen, Rifkatu Amos, Rebecca Mallum, Blessing Abana, Ladi Wadai, Tabitha Hyelampa and Ruth Ngladar, Safiya Abdu, Naomi Yahonna, Solomi Titus, Rhoda John, Rebecca Kabu, Christy Yahi, Rebecca Luka, Laraba John, Saratu Markus, Mary Usman, Debora Yahonna, Naomi Zakaria, Hanatu Musa, Hauwa Tella, Juliana Yakubu, Suzana Yakubu, Saraya Paul, Jummai Paul, Mary Sule and Jummai John, Yanke Shittima, Muli Waligam, Fatima Tabji, Eli Joseph, Saratu Emmanuel, Deborah Peter, Rahila Bitrus, Luggwa Sanda, Kauna Lalai, Lydia Emmar, Laraba Maman, Hauwa Isuwa, Comfort Habila, Hauwa Abdu, Hauwa Balti, Yana Joshua, Laraba Paul, Saraya Amos, Glory Yaga, Naomi Bitrus, Godiya Bitrus, Awa Bitrus, Naomi Luka, Maryamu Lawan, Tabitha Silas, Mary Yahona, Ladi Joel, Rejoice Sanki, Luggwa Samuel, Comfort Amos, Saraya Samuel, Sicker Abdul, Talata Daniel, Rejoice Musa, Deborah Abari, Salomi Pogu, Mary Amor, Ruth Joshua, Esther John, Esther Ayuba, Maryamu Yakubu, Zara Ishaku, Maryamu Wavi, Lydia Habila, Laraba Yahonna, Naomi Bitrus, Rahila Yahanna, Ruth Lawan, Ladi Paul and Mary Paul, Esther Joshua, Helen Musa, Margret Watsai, Deborah Jafaru, Filo Dauda, Febi Haruna, Ruth Ishaku, Racheal Nkeki, Rifkatu Soloman, Mairama Yahaya, Saratu Dauda, Jinkai Yama, Margret Shettima, Yana Yidau, Grace Paul, Amina Ali, Palmata Musa, Awagana Musa, Pindar Nuhu and Yana Pogu, Saraya Musa, Hauwa Joseph, Hauwa Kwakwi, Hauwa Musa, Maryamu Musa, Maimuna Usman, Rebeca Joseph, Liyatu Habitu, Rifkatu Yakubu, Naomi Philimon, Deborah Abbas, Ladi Ibrahim, Asabe Ali, Maryamu Bulama, Ruth Amos, Mary Ali and Abigail Bukar, Deborah Amos, Saraya Yanga, Kauna Luka, Christiana Bitrus, Yana Bukar, Hauwa Peter, Hadiza Yakubu, Lydia Simon, Ruth Bitrus, Mary Yakubu, Lugwa Mutah, Muwa Daniel, Hanatu Nuhu, Monica Enoch, Margret Yama, Docas Yakubu, Rhoda Peter, Rifkatu Galang, Saratu Ayuba, Naomi Adamu, Hauwa Ishaya, Rahap Ibrahim, Deborah Soloman, Hauwa Mutah, Hauwa Takai and Serah Samuel,  Aishatu Musa, Aishatu Grema, Hauwa Nkeki, Hamsatu Abubakar, Mairama Abubakar, Hauwa Wule, Ihyi Abdu, Hasana Adamu, Rakiya Kwamtah, Halima Gamba, Aisha Lawan, Kabu Malla, Yayi Abana, Falta Lawan and Kwadugu Manu