Opening Day :: Maps in Hand

Little spider weaves a wispy web
And stumbling through the woods it catches to my head
She crawls behind my ear and whispers secrets
Dragonfly wiz by and sings now teach it…

Edge of the west where water touches land
You are the east with folded maps in hand
 – Nahko Bear

July 9th, 2015

Hello Mother, hello daughter…

Welcome!  Take a map and compass to find your way in the world.  Find your shelter first, then go to the lodge to stir your offering into the soup with our blessing spoon.  We’ll meet you at the opening circle in the garden at dusk.  We will be eating al fresco and we’re making lanterns when the sun goes down.  We have a story to share with you by the fire tonight….

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After dinner we made mason jar Forest Lanterns by the light of the moon and the stars and the fireflies that sparked the sky.

The jars were a gift from the generous folks at Ball brand Canning Jars.   Ball brand Canning Jars was founded by five brothers, Edmund, Frank, George, Lucius and William, in 1880.  They began by making wood-jacketed tin cans for products like paint and kerosene.  The brothers began making glass home-canning jars in 1884.

Thank you, Ball brand Canning Jars, for your generosity and support!!!

*The jars, LED lids, handles, and embellishments can be found at your local craft store.

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We then made feather pens for our journaling exercises.  The beautiful turkey feathers were a gift from Moonlight Feather!  Moonlight Feather is a family owned company founded by husband and wife team Justin and Joey in 2008.  The company was inspired by the headband designs that Joey created for their infant daughter.  Joey sold her handmade headbands on etsy.  Their dream grew from an office in a spare bedroom to a 3500 square foot facility and a staff of 15 employees.

Thank you, Moonlight Feather, for your generosity and support!!!

*To make your own feather pen, simply snip the tip off your turkey feather, then slide a pen refill inside the quill.  You can decorate your feather using dye or water soluble oil pastels, glitter or even rubber stamps with Stayz-on ink.  You can purchase beautiful feathers from Moonlight Feather!  Pen refills can be purchased from an office supply store and all other embellishments from your local craft store.

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We gathered ’round the fire for a story and s’mores before a good rest after traveling far and wide for our Mighty Creative Adventure.  Tonight we contemplate our intentions for this adventure.  What do we hope to give?  What do we hope to receive?

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Made so & rooted by love,
Wendy

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