held my breath
as we do
to stop time
when something wonderful
has touched us - Mary Oliver
Day 3: My radiant and colorful Mighty Intern, also known as, "The Amazing Chelsea" presented me with a bowl that she made with her own two hands. Yes, I cried. I've gotten juicier with age - tears are part of the territory.
We began the morning with gifts. Today's gift comes from Harper Collins, The Pocket Daring Book for Girls: Wisdom & Wonder! It's crazy cool...'nough said!
Then we went back to work on the journals. We started our writing prompts based on the "I Am" poem. This is a wonderful exercise worth repeating periodically as we become more fully ourselves. For parents it can be a very moving glimpse into your daughter's heart. For girls it can be an empowering and playful way to get to know oneself.
While the journals dried in the sun, the Mighty Girls took flight.
We ended the morning with another project, Talisman Necklaces. The girls have been asking about it since day one and were so eager to get started that when I announced that it was talisman time, they ran to the Mighty Tipi screaming with joy. Talismans date back to antiquity and are believed to bring good luck or protection to the person who wears them.
I poured out the jar of lovely talismans made by Industrial Chic , charms and toggles from Creativity Inc. as well as some found objects from my stash. The girls chose one that they felt connected to in some way. Then they shared their story about the talisman that they chose.
They did an amazing job. The necklaces are BEAUTIFUL!
I was completely swept away by this awesome group of girls.
"I celebrate myself, I sing myself!" - Whitman
Welcome to the official campsite of Mighty Girl Art ™!
Mighty Girl Art™ is an art empowerment workshop for girls (and moms). In the summer we gather in a 30 foot modern Tipi located on a beautiful vista in Northern Virginia. In the winter we meet in the cozy art studio.
We live in a society where a girl's self confidence is challenged daily by an assault of images which suggest that they are somehow not good enough the way they are. Mighty Girl Art™ empowers young girls to feel good about themselves through a series of projects that fosters creativity and nurtures self-esteem.
Here you will find photos and stories, as well as information about how to join the Mighty Girl Brigade...
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