Posts Tagged ‘paste paper’

Kid’s Poetry and Book Arts Camp ROCKS!!!

July 16, 2008

What can I say? It was fantastic! After a fun week of teaching a book arts workshop at the Mendocino Art Center,  I rushed home to set up the Art Barn for the grand opening and the Kid’s Poetry & Book Arts Camp. The kids really enjoyed their free-form writing and we made some fantastic messes while creating paste paper and wonderful poetry books. After four days, they each had three finished accordion books, one with a completed, illustrated poem. Thank you Crystal and Susan for being there to help, we couldn’t have done it without you!

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Boonville Art Barn Open House: Supporting our local firefighters

June 30, 2008

Our Art Barn open house was a great success! Thanks, to all who attended.

As most of Mendocino County, California, continued suffering from overwhelming, out-of-control fires, we used the Art Barn opening as a gathering time and space to create wonderful, hand-made “Thank You” collage cards for our local AV volunteer firefighters who have worked tirelessly on our behalf, saving hundreds of homes in the affected areas. We also made paste paper and wonderfully healing paste paper prayer flags. Tonight we are going to the Anderson Valley Firefighter’s Appreciation Dinner to give them a check (we raised some much-needed funds) and a huge pile of gorgeous and heartfelt cards. It was very therapeutic and fun!

Many special thanks to David, Dawn, Jessica, Taunia, Paula, Lisa, Mary, Neil, Geraldine, Susan, Susan, & Susan (whew!), Ann, Maureen, Vicki, Hannah, Julia, Sara, Julie, Mitch, Dennis, Jane, Regine, and everyone else who stopped in.