Wednesday, May 27, 2009

My head is spinning - My hands are painting - My heart is laughing ...

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
Sand Painting
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


Sara@i.Sass said...

You are so creative and clever!!! I just may join your book club!

Anonymous said...

Wow what can I say sounds like a perfect summer I cant tell you enough how very proud to call you my daughter in law you just totally amaze me!

Tolentreasures said...

How fun your summer sounds! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I was surprised to see you, it has been awhile!

I can't remember for sure what town you are from, but I talked to my knitting ladies the other night and they said that there is or used to be a yarn shop on the square in Ligonier that might have classes and also there is a blogger that is on my blog roll as Steel City Knitter that teaches classes in East Liberty. You might also try Pat Catan's in Monroeville.