* 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

Four, Three, Two...ONE!!!!

“Respond to every call
that excites your spirit.”  - Rumi

Dear Mighty Girls,

Early Monday morning, while the grass is still wet with dew, we will prepare for your arrival at the meadow.  When you arrive, you will see the trail artfully marked.  You will be greeted by the smiling faces of your guides who are here to assist you on your creative journey.  There in the meadow, surrounded by a circle of tall trees and bramble berries, you will see our tipi.  Introduce yourself to your art tribe and make yourself at home.  We are going to have a GREAT time!

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For those who asked what it looks like behind the scenes,
well here's a glimpse...

During the week before our start date, the studio floor is lined with round woven bins full of art supplies for the summer session.  Each bin is tagged and contains what is needed for the date on the tag.  There are 5 huge handled baskets to cart supplies to and fro our location.  We call these "grab & goes" because we grab it and it goes to and fro our location.  

As the session progresses, supplies get shifted from the round bins to the grab & goes.  It's like watching the tide ebb until, at the end of the week, the bins are empty and we can once again see the studio floor. 

The curriculum (which takes the entire year between sessions to plan, organize and prepare for) is printed in the form of an outline for the week.  A roster / sign-out sheet is printed and attached to a clipboard.

The wagon is loaded and ready to roll - with tipi, wash bins, and drop cloths.

Basket Basics

The Big'un:  (left) This basket is huge and sturdy.  To give you a sense of it's makes that half gallon jug of gesso inside it look tiny!   This basket is used to hold all the supplies for our first day.   The handle is not only convenient for carrying, but we use the handle to hang our rollers a/o brayers with a large binder ring.  The handle is perfect to hang dry rollers after washing.

The Silverware Basket: (front) This basket contains tools, brushes and markers that we will be using throughout the week. 

The Fruit Basket: (right) This basket holds the morning gifts from our generous sponsors. 

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On the outside, it looks like a lively dance, but that's because our dance moves have been practiced until we know it by heart.   And we put our hearts into everything that we do!

Made so & rooted by love,

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