* 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

Day Three: Our Great Work

"The great work of our time is to bring the feminine into this culture.  And it's not an easy path.
How does each one of us contribute?
Believe it or not, it's done in the most personal ways.
Take time to listen to your dreams, to write them down.
Take time to recognize that there are things going on within you
that need to be felt, or said, or lived, or grieved.
Pay attention to these things both in yourself
and in the people in your life.
Pay attention to the authentic self." - Marion Woodman

 The skies cooperated and we raised the tipi in the meadow.

The girls arrived and received their morning gift.  Today's gift came from the talented mixed-media artist, Lisa Ferrante.  She sent each of the girls one of her gorgeous art prints.  Thank you, Lisa, for your generosity and inspiration!

The girls got right to work on their art journals, adding more layers of paint, collage, and incorporating symbolic objects from their dreamwork.

While the journals were drying, we began our secondary project, Cyanotypes.

The girls wandered the meadow collecting leaves and flowers to use for their prints.  Our sun prints will be sewn onto tote bags tomorrow.  (The cotton squares would also make terrific prayer flags).


The sun sensitive fabric was sent to us from the generous folks at the Cyanotype Store!

While the Cyanotypes developed in the sun, we took a quick nature walk down to the creek.

Our morning complete, we took down the tipi and hauled our supplies back to the studio until tomorrow.

Girls, T-Storms are predicted for tomorrow so we'll meet in the studio.  Your mission for tonight is find a quote, a lyric or a poem that you love.  Bring it to camp!

Dreamwork:  Before sleep ask yourself this question, "What shape waits in the seed of you to grow and spread its branches against a future sky?"  Jot down your dream and bring it to camp!

*Today's class was dedicated to a cherished soul, who got his wings earlier than anyone ever expected.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones.

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