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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



Week Four : Now Is the Season

Now is the time for the world to know
That every thought and action is sacred.

This is the time
For you to deeply compute the impossibility
That there is anything
But Grace.

Now is the season to know
That everything you do
Is sacred.  - Hafiz




Today was the last class of 2016 and I could hardly believe it.  We began the morning sipping hot cocoa from the mugs that we created and catching up on the past two weeks.  Once we settled in we started our first craft, Faux mercury glass lanterns.  If you wish to make more at home, here's a tutorial that I found on the web.





While the lanterns dried, we took a refreshing hike. 


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One of our favorite places in the forest is an enchanted rocky ridge that reminds me of a castle.  You will know the place by these landmarks:  The ear of the tree,  the library of stones, and the heart of the rock.
































































When we returned we began working on our second project, the Flower Child Scarf.  I saw this scarf  (photo left) in Anthropologie a few years ago and traced it back to a yarn shop in NY called Loopy Mango where I purchased the wool to make my own.  I received many compliments on the scarf so I figured I would teach the girls how to make it too.







( In case you wish to make more, but forget how to make it, Loopy offers a video tutorial here.  The scarf requires 9-10 yards of super fat yarn.   For the tassels you will need approx 22 yards of light to medium weight yarn. )

Meanwhile...the morning session made their potion bottle talisman necklaces and filled them with edible glitter.  Some chose to replace the cork with a twig which made it all the more magical.



We closed our wintry workshop with a special wish ceremony!  The girls wrote their wishes onto flying wish paper.  The wishes could be for themselves, for the earth, or for humanity.  There are no rules to wishing.  Once the wishes were written, we lit them aflame so our wishes could fly into the air.  We then catch the ash and either blow the ash into the wind or save it.  You can find Flying Wish paper locally here or from the manufacturer here.






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(My apologies for the compression of this video, 
will try to re-upload later. )


We ended the day with S'mores!



Dear Mighty Girls,

I can't believe our 2016 wintry session has come to an end.   The studio is swept, and supplies are put away and there is a palpable emptiness as though the studio awaits your return.  It was a great joy spending these past four weeks with you, hearing your stories, crafting, hiking and holding space for your wishes.  Thank you, thank you, thank you for the gift of your presence.  I wish each of you a magical holiday season surrounded by the people you love.  Mighty J, we missed you, but your friends packed you a bag full of craft supplies and will show you how to make the projects that you missed.

Made so & rooted by love,
Wendy

PS- I would like to take a moment to thank Lexi for her help prepping supplies. I have been fighting an upper respiratory infection and her help was a great relief to me.

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