* 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 : Heal the World through Joy

“Once upon a time, when women were birds, there was the simple understanding that to sing at dawn and to sing at dusk was to heal the world through joy. The birds still remember what we have forgotten, that the world is meant to be celebrated.” - Terry Tempest Williams (When Women Were Birds)

This morning, as soon as all the girls arrived, they began exploring the body art box.  They painted each other's nails.  They chalked their hair and when they were settled we began our day.

We formed a circle for morning gifts.  Today's gift was once again from Papaya!  In addition to the beautiful pencils and cases, they sent these amazing pocket watercolor pans, and field sketchbooks.  Papaya, we love you and we are ever so grateful for the way you support and nurture the creative spirits of our Mighty Girls.  














Today we dove deeper into our art journals.  The girls explored the medium of collage. The girls learned how to use a hand drill so they could attach twigs to their book spines.  Ephemera and found objects were added, and rubber stamps, and oil pastels were introduced. 

Their journals are so beautiful and expressive.  I am sure they will be excited to tell you about their creative process as they share their work with you.

Tomorrow we will lead the girls through a writing prompt.


*One of the things that can happen with art journals is that the pages can stick together and tear.  Here we have an opportunity to discover Wabi Sabi.  Wabi Sabi is the Japanese art of finding the beauty in the imperfection.  For instance, when a beautiful piece of pottery breaks, they will glue it back together and make the imperfection the art, by painting the cracks with gold.   We can use this same technique with our art journals!


 The journals were placed in the sun to dry, then we finished working on our secondary project, the dream catchers.  Today the girls tore thrifted fabric into strips, and used bits of yarn and feathers to decorate their dream catchers.  They were invited to add personal objects like a grandmother's button.

Together we packed up camp, leaving no trace.












Dear Mighty Girls,

I can hardly believe tomorrow is our last day of camp.  Tomorrow we will explore writing prompts.  Also, please remember to bring your tags with you tomorrow as we will be decorating them and exchanging them during the closing ceremony.   *Parents, our closing ceremony begins at 11 am.  There will be a pizza party afterwards. 

Made so & rooted by love,

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