Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Family night at The Grill Deli with Shamrocks in the air.....
We had a very busy day in the studio with Gabbie (4) and Kya (7)... Cindy 's grand daughters and we made wonderful little pearl wooden rabbits and precious Easter cards that were hand painted and stamped. While we were allowing the rabbits to dry properly we all walked over to the Art Works gallery to see and study the paintings and wood turnings . We also study the Spring flowers popping up from the soil and commented on how they could paint their grass blades on their cards. Soon it was time for the evening to start and hopefully everyone had a good time. We made Shamrock cards to celebrate for tomorrow and they were able to decorate a bookmark to use later. One little man announced he was reading chapter books and would be using this asap. I think the photos say it all and yes my back is still very sore but it is amazing how much one can do when they put their minds to it. Embrace...seize the day!...and share the JOY with a small hand as they create their first marks...this is so empowering for us all.
I have a presentation on Friday afternoon with the 7Th and 8Th grade students after we visit the King Arts Center and theater in the morning. This is a cultural center for the Arts, Jazz and well the whole neighborhood is filled with significant artists. Look up Aminah Robinson...she will amaze you and her story is so powerful as she has searched for her identity. Ken has put my images on one of those small thumb drive...I think this is what they are called. Tomorrow I will work on the final outline for the students...Friday will be a special day since once again I am working with Ken. Wish me luck . Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart