Day Three :: Dreams Into Realities

In the moon of the budding trees
I was gifted new eyes to see
All of the shifting shape and ways you can be
Wake the dreams into realities  – Nahko Bear

July 11, 2015

Hello Mother, hello Daughter…

I rise early once again, the sound of the river that lulls me to sleep at night now lifts me from slumber at dawn.  Soon the birds will begin to sing.  I like the quiet of dawn and being the first to wake.

Today we explored a trail outside the sanctuary.

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There I found a tiny snail on the forest floor and pondered these questions.

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What will I see today?

What will I notice in myself?

What will it teach me?

Where will I see it reflected in my own life?

*Thank you Cheryn Odolecki Bolasci and Ana Garcia for the snail and butterfly photos!

 

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Today the moms made special spoons to bless the meals that they make to nourish their families…

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While the daughters stamped pencils to bless the words that they write.

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There was a new visitor who brought us much laughter.

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Our wood rounds that we prepped yesterday were now dry, so we began rubbing away the paper pulp to reveal the image that we transferred to the wood.  The wood rounds were a gift from Walnut Hollow.  You can read more about them here!  We are very grateful for their generosity!

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It’s was a day filled with creativity…

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and connection…

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and playfulness…

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and some heartfelt talking…

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and ceremony…

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The mothers and daughter painted wooden bracelets to exchange during our closing ceremony.   The bracelets were donated by the generous folks at DIY Bangles.  DIY Bangles is a pioneer in unfinished wood bangles made from high quality tropical hardwood.

Thank you, DIY Bangles, for your generosity and support!!!

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Made so & rooted by love,
Wendy

 

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Day Two :: Do Things From Your Soul

When you do things from your soul,
you feel a river moving in you, a joy. – Rumi

July 10, 2015

Hello Mother, hello daughter,

Rising early to the sound of the river and to the butterflies sipping dew drops from blades of grass.  Today was a busy day….

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Our first project of the day was a Talisman Necklace.  Similar to the simple knotted rope plant hangers of my childhood, we used the same pattern to create our necklaces.

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We worked up an appetite and enjoyed a scrumptious lunch that included the most delicious assortment of artisan hummus imaginable.  The hummus was gift from the generous people of Roots!

Thank you, Roots for your generosity and support!!!

 

 

 

 

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There was much excitement about a resident bunny and the girls were delighted to discover that the bunny had a baby.

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They named her, Melody.

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Later Mothers and Daughters gathered ’round to explore various types of transfer printing techniques for embellishing the pages of the journals that they received from ecojot.  Thank you again, ecojot!!!

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Mighty Creative Adventure would like to thank Chartpak Professional Ad Markers for their generosity and support!

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Then we began prepping our wood rounds.  Tomorrow we will be exploring transfer printing to wood.

Our rustic wood rounds were a gift from the generous folks at Walnut Hollow!   Walnut Hollow grew from a small, family-owned business into an internationally renowned wood manufacturer. They are well know in the wood products industry for their high standards and environmental initiatives.

* Our next post will reveal what what the girls and moms created!

Thank you, Walnut Hollow, for your generosity and support!!!

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In between all the doing and making there were moments of great joy and wonder.  One such moment came in the form of a lovely gift sent to us from Hum-fi Hummingbird Feeders!

Hum-Fi is the brilliant creation of Lisa Durante.  Hum-Fi feeders provide an opportunity to connect with nature in a most beautiful and delightful way, by allowing hummingbirds to eat from your hand!!!

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It was indeed a full, fun, wondrous and beautiful day!

Made so & rooted by love,
Wendy