* 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 Four: Wild and Perfect

'Cause you're beautiful like a flower
More valuable than a diamond
You are powerful like a fire
You can heal the world with your mind
There is nothing in the world that you cannot do
When you believe in you, who are beautiful
Yeah you, who are brilliant
Yeah you, who are powerful
Yeah you, who are resilient.  - India Arie

When we raised the tipi this morning, we smelled the scent of a skunk in the air.  Skunk is a powerful totem animal of protection, independence, and self respect.  Every animal has significance in this world, a purpose and something to teach us.

Meanwhile, Leonard the Bear came to our camp today.  Leonard the Bear belongs to Chelsea's friend, but he likes to travel so she bearnaps him on occasion and takes him to special events.   The name Leonard belongs to my late father, also an artist, so it made me feel as though he was with me.

Today's morning gift came from Demeter Fragrance Library!!!

 Demeter Fragrance Library is a family owned company that creates layered scents which evoke memories of time and place.  Demeter uses ingredients derived from natural or renewable resources, no artificial colors, binders, emulsifiers, or phthalates.

In Greek mythology, Demeter is the goddess of the earth, and associated with the seasons. 

Thank you, Demeter Fragrance Library, for your generosity and support!!!

 The girls got right to work on their journals, adding more more elements.  They explored stamps, oil sticks, and collage.

While the journals dried in the sun, we pondered our wishes for the world and ourselves and wrote them onto leaves.  


We also had another visitor, a tiny inchworm!  Inchworm is a totem in many indigenous cultures and is a symbol of transformation.

We took a nature walk to release our leaves into the creek. 

Refreshed from our romp, we began working on our secondary project...

Large Paper Flowers!!!

Tomorrow at 11 sharp is our closing ceremony.  Moms, grandmothers, aunts, sisters are always welcome.  Pizza party to follow!

Girls don't forget to wear your bracelets and bring your tags!!!

See if you can find Leonard in the photo below...

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Made so & rooted by love,

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