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Day Three: Hear the Music!

July 29, 2009

Last night I worried about the impending rain storms headed our way and actually woke up at 4:30 AM to do some creative thinking about what to do: offer a rain date, or move the camp indoors. I knew that I could not set up the tipi because to take it down in a storm would be insane and I would risk damaging art and supplies. I emailed the girls to say that we would have camp on the deck at my home and when the rain began we would move our gear inside. Everyone was pleased.

The girls went right to work on their journals before I even had a chance to begin the ceremonial bestowing of gifts! Today's thought / topic was "valuing ourselves" and today's gift came from the talented Tonia Davenport who made incredibly gorgeous pendants for the girls. Each pendant had a different message and was delicately wrapped in sky blue tissue paper. The girls picked from the hat unable to see the pendants and it was astonishing how each message truly captured their personalities. Also in the hat was a pile of, You Are Beautiful Stickers.

Mighty V picked, "I am compassion"...take a look at those eyes.
You see it too, right?
She is!

Mighty K received, "I am laughter" - yes - she is!
Mighty E received, "I am intuition" - yes - she is!
Mighty J received, "I am kindness" - yes - she is!
Mighty L, who is moving to a new town on Saturday, received, "I am courage" - and oh my - yes - she is!

I have chill bumps, people!

We then began working in our journals when it started to drizzle slightly so we moved everything inside.

The girls were wild over the winged cuties from ARTchix studio.

Mighty K created an incredible texture in her journal with blue and gold paint that is way more gorgeous than I am able to capture with the camera. All I can say is that it evokes the feeling of a weathered beach cottage and if you want to know how she did it, you'll have to ask her for yourself in the comments section.

A beloved mighty mom stopped in bearing big bowls of yummy buttery popcorn to fuel our creative fires. Then we began creating our talisman necklaces with charms from Creativity Inc.

The rains came as promised, so...we all ran outside and danced in it!


And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music - Nietzsche



  1. i am overcome with emotion.
    look at the confidence and the beauty you are allowing these girls to feel.
    so incredible.
    you inspire me!


  2. Love it! Their smiles are so free and easy - from the heart. They are at ease with their teacher - Wendy - doing such a great job of allowing them to be who they are!

  3. Mighty Girls, you are a thrill to imagine and behold. Rock on!

    And Wendy, your fabulous postcard arrived at camp JUST as we were leaving... Out. Stand. Ing.


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