Sunday, October 24, 2010

Muchos Gracias to the whole Rink family and Alex, Gabe, Tyler and Jessica...

My collaboration with the Works and their annual Harvest Festival yesterday defies any of my words that I can come up with. I began my day at 10:30 am in the studio and left at 8:30 pm with a big smile on my face. Tired but thrilled to have had such a wonderful day. When all is said and done I think we made $200.00 for Priscilla and about $65.00 for my beloved YES club...Youth Engaged in Service. When you see the photos I do hope you will smile and remember the simple joys we had as children during the cool colorful days of October. The multitude of generations who came out to play was inspiring... I am thrilled to have made this a fun collaboration for the Works and my Whispers and Echoes Studio. I really truthfully do not know who had the most fun....the adults or the little children. I hope you enjoy the short video that Ken put together with his spooky music choice :O)!

Now I am on to the next process and project. I received my entry form to the Ohio Designers Best of 2011 what will it be??? I have several ideas but you just never know until the exact right moment. I need to work on my Holiday window plans...I discovered the 1962 collector's box of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer with the three perfectly preserved ornaments...Burl Ives as the Snowman...the Misfit Toys... and our dear Rudolph with Santa at my favorite thrift store and wallah! I think I have got it. You will have to stay tuned to see what develops in my childhood's memory. That was the year I received my bicycle under the tree...and we have made it a family tradition to bake cookies or wrap family presents during the 30 minute program. Do you have any special thoughts on how the holidays were spent when you were a small child? We only had small gifts...well except for the bikes that year...but we made most of our exchange gifts back then and it seemed so much more fulfilling. I am working on a parent or teacher gift project for the day after Thanksgiving and it comes in a box that the child will decorate and make a handmade card and put a beautiful yarn or ribbon on it to complete the gift.

Well I need to catch up on household duties and finish my chicken noodle vegetable soup for tonight's dinner.... it is supposed to rain for a couple of day so this will be a great supper to come home to tomorrow. Have a great weekend! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart


  1. That looks like a wonderful event and a delightful time! I'm so glad you were able to raise some funds for good causes!

  2. Wonderful that you're using that moon prop for
    photos! Looks like you all had a great time.