* 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 Two : Walk Fearlessly

May your soul be at home where there are no houses.
Walk carefully, well loved one,
Walk mindfully, well loved one,
Walk fearlessly, well loved one.
Return with us, return to us,
Be always coming home.  - Ursula LeGuin

Today the weather was perfection and we were able to raise the tipi in the meadow. 

The girls arrived and began painting their nails while waiting for the others.

When everyone was ready we presented morning gifts.  Today's morning gift comes from FCTRY, a Brooklyn based design company founded by Alyssa Zeller Feinberg and Jason Feinberg.  They sent each of the girls a jar of UNICORN SNOT...a sparkly gel for hair, shoulders or cheekbones.  The girls were SUPER excited about this gift!  Thank you FCTRY!!!

The girls went to work on their walking sticks, adding details with paint markers, and wrapping them with fabric before getting a mist of clear coat.

While the sticks were drying they began adding background color to the pages of their art journals.

The journals were placed in the sun to dry, then we grabbed our walking sticks and took a short hike in the forest.  We stopped by the creek and had a quick snack.

When we returned we began our secondary project, Bullroarers (sometimes called Windroarers).  A Bullroarer is an ancient ceremonial musical instrument, historically used for communicating over extended distances. It dates to the Paleolithic period.  A Bullroarer  dating from 17,000 BC was found in Ukraine. It is native to many parts of the world, including Australia, Scandinavia, Mali, the British Isles, and the Americas.  Bullroarers make a distinct low-pitched buzzing sound when swung in the air.

In Praise of Air by John O'Donohue

Let us bless the air,

Benefactor of breath,

Keeper of the fragile bridge

We breathe across.

Air: source of breath

That enables flowers to flourish,

And calls the dark, rooted trees

To ascend into blossom.

Air, perfect emptiness

For the mind of birds

To map with vanishings;

Womb of forms
That shapes embraces

To hold animal presence.

In the name of the air,

The breeze,

And the wind,

May our souls

Stay in rhythm

With eternal


*John O’Donohue was Irish poet, a  teacher, a priest, and a philosopher.  This poem is from his book, “To Bless the Space Between Us” : A book of blessings. 

Dear Mighty Girls,

You are creating beautiful work.  It's such a joy watching and documenting your creative process.  When you arrive tomorrow, feel free to add details to your Bullroarers while waiting for others to arrive.  If you took your walking stick home with you, please don't forget to bring it to camp for our hike.  And remember that poem that I read to you right before our walk?  Well there is a movie being made about the author and it's going to be amazing.  If you click on her name above, you can learn more about the movie project.  Prepare to be amazed.  More fun tomorrow when you return to us.  Until then...

Walk fearlessly, well loved one.

Made so & rooted by love,

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