I began my morning working on a plan to give ART to the youngest artists...two...three...four year olds. We are calling it Messy Monkeys at The Works...and this name says it all. It is an opportunity for young parents to come and have a coffee while their delightful little ones discover their own self expression in making a variety of marks. I am just getting my mind wrapped around this fun hour...but I can hardly wait to see what will grow during this hour. Then I went to my studio to put together a statement of sorts to have available for Sunday afternoon's opening for Collaborative Communications. Our first opening was scheduled due to Level 2 street conditions and hopefully Sunday will be better. I am really excited for all of the participants to come together to share their visions and this exhibit offers a multitude of mediums and techniques with generations united to give a voice to the ART.
I then finished a collage for a young at heart patron ...to hang in her kitchen. "Hope like a Tree Reaches for the Sky". I wrote this phrase when I was 16...it is so important to encourage our children to record their feelings and opinions. She, the new proud owner seemed to be really happy when she left and I felt happy to share a joy of creation just for FUN. I was surprised by some visitors and Ken came down to have lunch with me...like I said it was a beautiful day! I have my young man coming to continue his drawing exercises...and we are moving into dragons. This will be new for me also...I have found a great book and hopefully will share the title and author later. I made arrangements to work with my 7 Weblos next Tuesday...they are so cute and are earning their ART badge. Ken and I are babysitting for Erin and Chance so they can get away for a weekend. We will have the three little messy monkeys until Sunday Morning. Then we head back home to get ready to attend the Collaborative Communications opening at The Works between 2 to 4.
Miracles are happening every day!!!!!!!!!We had sleet...snow...overcast cloudy skies....and then the sun brought through!
Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart