I just can't seem to get on the ball with daily posts ... well, weekly would almost be a better goal for me!!
Life is full of:
scraps of paper filled with thoughts and plans for book club
long-winded emails transcribed from scraps! (poor recipients...)
telephone work to establish plans
face painting designs/display board
face painting beautiful faces at book fair
face painting beautiful faces at upcoming field day
... and so on the list goes.
The most exciting project currently - which has my heart laughing :) - is the Book Club!! So many plans!
Our summer reads are ...
My plan is to start our meeting with book discussion, break for lunch and then creative time! On the agenda:
Kool Aid Tye Die T's
Acrylic Paintings on Canvas Board
Homemade Marbleized Stationary
Clay Bead Jewelry
Tin Candle Luminaries
While reading the Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs, I am challenging the girls to each find one wonder of our community and create a painting to reflect that wonder. Those paintings will then be displayed in their very own art gallery at our Community's Riverside Festival, wherein we will be raffling off themed baskets of books to benefit our town's renaissance committee (which hosts the festival). Additionally, I am having postcards created with the girls' paintings printed on them to sell - all profits will be donated to another community foundation - possibly the library ... seems fitting!
Truly, I am giddy!
We will be closing our summer reads with 11 Birthdays. The plan is to have each girl purchase a gift to donate to a pre-selected organization in need, i.e., Orphans of the Storm, Women's Shelter, Nursing Home, etc. We, as a club, will deliver our presents, and thereafter, gather for a big, birthday par-tay - complete with cake, music, dancing, balloons & games!
I am soooo looking forward to summer!
How about you? :)
Then followed that beautiful season... Summer....
Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow