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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



Winter Break : Things to Do & Make



And don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter.
It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous.  - Rumi



Here's a bit o' crafty goodness to try over winter break!  I will now be going into winter hibernation, researching new ideas for MGA Summer
and working on my own creations!  I'll be back and soon we will kick off Springtime at Maker Faire NoVA 2016!!!  Until we meet again, wishing you and yours peace, comfort & joy in the coming year!

Made so & rooted by love,


Wendy

Make your own Antler Ornaments with clay...


http://www.craftberrybush.com/2011/09/save-a-deer-a-pb-antler-inspired-tutorial.html
"I'm putting up antlers
like taproots into the sky
to draw down the power
of heaven"

- Robert Moss





Download the lovely freebies from on of my favorite illustrators, Penelope Dullaghan

http://penelopeillustration.com/blog/






















Enter the Gelli Arts Ginormous Holiday Giveaway!
 
http://gelliarts.blogspot.com/2015/12/gelli-printing-planners-totesand.html





Yarn bomb some twigs and fill your vase with something wooly and wintry...

 
Photo by Aesthetic Outburst
Photo by Aesthetic Outburst






















Try this charming napkin fold... 



and make yourself some tree cookies...

Tree Cookies from BH&G








I made mine with chocolate dough!


































Make a snow globe!  Add an LED lid for a wintry nightlight.


http://motherrising.blogspot.com/2011/12/snow-day-diy-anthropologie-snowglobe.html
Anthro knock-offs I made with my son.
 

























Make wool snowballs. for indoor snowball fights!  I made these for my son when he was a toddler.  Just wrap wool roving around a wiffle golf ball then use the same method that you use when making your felted soaps. Unlike the soap, these can be thrown in the dryer before cutting them from the stocking!




Force bulbs for Springtime in Winter...


and enjoy the season!
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Announcement : Mighty Girl Art at Maker Faire 2016!!!


"Let the beauty that you love be what you do" - Rumi






















Mighty Girl Art™ is pleased to announce that our proposal was accepted and we will be presenting a Monoprinting make & take at the 2016 NoVA Mini Maker Faire in March!!!  Stay tuned for more information. 





Maker Faire is an event organized by the well know DIY magazine "Make Magazine". Maker Faire has been dubbed the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.

* Also this is an open call for 4 Mighty Girl Volunteers.  Mighty Makers will learn the behind the scenes workings of creative presentation from set-up to clean-up: presenting themselves as makers and teaching their craft to community, organization, teamwork, and networking with their kindred makers. If your daughter is interested in this exciting and fun opportunity please message me asap. 

Week 4 : Wild and Sweet, Merry and Bright



"It is the way of all things
that the night ends
& the light returns.
The light always returns."  - Brian Andreas


I awoke under a starry sky reminding me of the glass glitter that the Mighty Girls are so fond of. Today is our last session in our Wintry Workshop series.  "How did our 4 weeks fly by so quickly",  I asked myself while awaiting their arrival.

We began the day with hot cocoa and catching up since we last saw each other before the holiday.  Our first project of the day was monoprint holiday cards using the fabulous Gelli plate by Gelli Arts!  Gelli plates are a must-have for Mighty Girls because they are versatile, fun, and enable us to create monoprints without a press!










































































Our second project of the morning was pillar candles to add warmth and light during the cold and the dark of winter.  We always make some form of lantern or candle in the wintry workshop, but this particular project which utilizes transfer prints is a Mighty Girl fave.












































































































The girls wanted to light them right away.  They made a circle with their candles representing each girl in the group.






















Before we went on our nature walk, we decided to launch our wishes into the air with Flying Wish Paper!




















video

Then off we ran into the woods for a bit of fresh air.





When we returned, we had a feast of s'mores!



Dear Girls,
It's been so wonderful spending a month of Saturdays with you!  You were a lot of fun, a lot of laughter, and you made so many lovely things.

Thank you, Mighty Girls, for the gift of your presence!  May you have a beautiful holiday season and share the gift of your creativity by making gifts for those you love!

Made so & rooted by love,
Wendy