"All good things are wild and free." - Henry David Thoreau
What a joy it was to see the girls arrive this morning with their handmade tote bags over their shoulders.
While waiting for everyone to arrive, the girls donned tattoos and inked themselves with body markers.
We got right to work on our journals, adding the background colors. In the coming days we will add images, collage and text.
We placed the journals in the sun to dry, then went into the forest to cool off near the creek.
Early summer my family and I took a drive to Grayson Highlands State Park in search of the wild ponies. We found them and they were magnificent. The ponies were the inspiration for our secondary project.
Ann Wood is one of my favorite artists and makes many beautiful and enchanting things. In 2006 she began making a herd of cardboard horses and in 2007 her stampede of 100 horses went on exhibition at a gallery in Tinlarkin Los Angeles. She shares her pattern and instructions here!
I printed Ann's pattern onto cereal boxes that I collected from my neighbors. The herd was ready for the girls to cut, paint and assemble.
Tomorrow we are half way through our journey. The week is galloping by.
Made so & rooted by love,