* 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 Five : Closing Ceremony

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 K. Le Guin

Photo by Chelsea Dobert-kehn

The girls arrived and explored the body art bin while others added to their walking stick as we awaited for our entire group.

Photo by Chelsea Dobert-kehn
Photo by Chelsea Dobert-kehn

Once in circle, we handed out the morning gift.  Today's inspiring gift came from Sourcebooks!  Sourcebooks is dedicated to the belief that books change lives.  Their mission is reach as many people as possible through books that will enlighten their lives.  We are very grateful for the wonderful books they sent our Mighty Girls.

Lou Hamilton is the creator of Brave New Girl.  She is an artist, writer, filmmaker, and coach.  Her mission is to creatively inspire fearlessness through health and well being.  

We began the morning with a special writing prompt for our art journals.  

The journals were put away and we began our secondary project.  The talisman bracelet.  The girls chose beads and a special charm and created a bracelet for themselves.  Talismans date back to antiquity and are believed to bring good luck or protection to the person who wears them.  We make talisman jewelry in every Mighty Girl Art gathering.  The Mighty Girl talismans are meant to be symbolic to the girl who creates it. 

Photo by Chelsea Dobert-kehn

Photo by Chelsea Dobert-kehn

The girls then learned another printmaking technique called, Inkjet transfer  and employed this method to decorate the shipping tags used in our closing ceremony.  The tags will later be used as bookmarks.  We had just enough time to squeeze in another project, so we made some super cool feather pens.

The wonderful parents began to arrive and fill the tipi forming a concentric circle for our closing ceremony.  We had a special guest sing to us from afar by way of technology.  Celtic rock singer, Mimi Burns sang a song that is special to her brave daughter who came to our camp all the way from Indiana.

After the closing ceremony we had a party with dragonfruit lemonade and edible flower ice cubes, and...a magical "moss" cake with berries.  We said our goodbyes and packed up camp until next summer, leaving no trace.

Dear Mighty Girls,

Thank you for coming to Mighty Girl Art, for having the courage to say yes to a tipi in a woodland meadow.  Thank you for your willingness to try new forms of creative expression.  Thank you for believing in us and thank you for believing in yourselves.  Mighty Girl Art is magical because you make it so. 

Thank you to all the Mighty Parents for blessing us with your extraordinary daughters.  Thank you for your generosity, and for your kindness. 

Thank you to Chelsea for transforming me each summer, I could not do this work without your intuitive ways.  Thank you to Mary and Nora for your hard work...I had always dreamed that one day a Mighty Girl would step into a leadership role of assisting and you made that happen this week.  Thank you to Diane for seeing the beauty of this work and for wanting to help. 

Thank you to my dear friend, Lady Erin Fairlight, for the edible flowers!   (Parents, Erin teaches magical potions classes for both adults and children where you learn to make everything from herbal remedies to bath bombs!)
In closing I would like to say that Mighty Girl Art is what she is, not because of me, but because of US.  ALL of us.  And so I thank you all and I hope that you enjoy the rest of your summer.  Until we meet again...

Made so & rooted by love,

PS - Here are some recipes for "Moss" cake:
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