I made a silent wish for the new year. I wished to get more involved in projects working with children... more community based projects. Within days I had three opportunities land on my doorstep. I kid you not. THREE. It feels spooky and perfectly beautiful all at the same time.
|my brown eyed daughter with the brown eyed susans|
Two opportunities involve doing creative sewing with children. I LOVE working with children. They are masters at non-conformity / pure creativity. I'll tell you more when and if these do become a reality. Here's hoping the program funding comes through!
|simple fibre art projects with a 7 yr old - Postcards !|
The third that came my way is the opportunity to teach hand stitching at The Mothers' Centre on 20th Street in Saskatoon. ISN'T THAT COOL!? Remember my friend Michelle? She helped me hang my very first solo show four years ago. She is my Aussie friend - a mom, artist and energy healer who I met through a parenting group here. She just received a grant to put together an art program for the people who use the Mothers' Centre. She is approaching specific artists to teach a variety of techniques and crafts that can be utilized by the women as they have conversations on mothering, womanhood, and other soul-searching topics for the purpose of healing and self realization. HAND STITCHING is one of the skills she asked me to introduce in an afternoon workshop. !! : )
|Valentine Postcards in a Kindergarten class. xo How can you not love this!?|
I love the potential of all this. I am so buzzed about it. The social worker in me is jumping up and down with joy.
You bet I said yes.
|the new supply box I added to a highschool art classroom...|
* THANK YOU UNIVERSE *
Sometimes, you just have to wish - and then let it happen. I believe that if you have to force something to happen, then it is not meant to be at that time.
(There you go - for all my friends on Facebook, now you know my big announcement. NO I am not pregnant! lol)