* The purpose of our documentation is to provide a window into the creative process and the interactions within our circle. It keeps the memory of our work together alive and offers a touchstone to revisit later for further reflection by the facilitators, the parents and the children.


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Women are the primary resource of the planet. They give birth, we come from them. They are mothers, they are visionaries, they are the future. If we can figure out how to make women feel safe and honor women, it would be parallel or equal to honoring life itself."

- Eve Ensler

Stay Awhile: Stickwork

Around me the trees stir in their leaves
and call out, “Stay awhile.”
The light flows from their branches.
And they call again, “It’s simple,”
they say, “and you, too, have come
into the world to do this, to go easy,
to be filled with light, and to shine.”  

- Mary Oliver

Dear Mighty Girls,

It was about 30 yrs ago when I happened upon the work of sculptor Patrick Dougherty and was instantly enthralled.  As a young girl who liked to play in the woods, climb trees, and build things like forts and tree houses - Patrick's work touched that part of me and transported me to a time when anything I could imagine was real.  It was my wish that one day I would help him build an installation.

In February I heard that Mr. Doughtery was coming to Reston to create an installation and I could hardly believe it.  I immediately contacted GRACE and volunteered to be on his team.   Long story, short, for the last three weeks I've been living my dream atop a scaffolding bending sticks.  It has been an extraordinary experience for which I am very VERY grateful.

I would like to invite all of you to join us at the celebration in Reston Town Square Park on Saturday April 25th!!! 

Family Activities 2pm- 5pm

Opening Reception 5pm - 7pm

Below are some photos of the creation in process.  I hope you enjoy them.  May these words and images inspire you to dream big.  Dream so big that you can't fit it all in one photograph!!!

Made so & rooted by love,



Special Announcement: Mighty Creative Adventure 2015

It is with great joy and gratitude to present this wondrous collaboration.  Registration opens soon!

Special Event: A Mighty Creative Adventure!

"The mountains are calling and I must go." - John Muir

Dear Mighty Ones,

I have amazing news to share with you!  My soul-sister Becky of Creative Girl and I have been co-creating a very special retreat for mothers and daughters in July.  Our magical mountain location is so enchanting that you will not believe your eyes.  All the wondrous details will be announced when we open registration.

I feel so blessed to be collaborating with my dear friend in bringing you this extraordinary experience.  I am absolutely teary with joy.

In the meantime, you can subscribe to this blog to get updates delivered fresh to your inbox.  We will also be announcing it on our facebook page.

Made so & rooted by love,

Mighty Girl Art™ at NoVA Mini Maker Faire!!!

Mighty Girl Art™ is pleased to announce that we will be presenting at Nova Mini Maker Faire on Sunday March 15th!  Get your tix, then c'mon and down and make with us!!

Announcement: Registration for Mighty Girl Art™ 2015 is now open!

Let the wild rumpus staaaart!  Reserve your seat in the Mighty Tipi...

MGA Summer 2014 from mighty girl art on Vimeo.

Registration for Summer 2015 is NOW open!

The dates are Aug 3 -7

Registration button and forms are now located on our main site.

Click here to register!

When I am Among Trees: Winter Break

When I am among the trees,
especially the willows and the honey locust,
equally the beech, the oaks, and the pines,
they give off such hints of gladness.

I would almost say that they save me, and daily.
I am so distant from the hope of myself,
in which I have goodness, and discernment,
and never hurry through the world
but walk slowly, and bow often.
Around me the trees stir in their leaves
and call out, “Stay awhile.”

The light flows from their branches.
And they call again, “It’s simple,”
they say, “and you, too, have come
into the world to do this, to go easy,
to be filled with light, and to shine.” - Mary Oliver

A bit o' crafty goodness to try over winter break!  I will be going into winter hibernation, researching new ideas for MGA Summer
and working on my own creations!  Until we meet again, wishing you and yours comfort & joy in the coming year!

Made so & rooted by love,


And don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter.
It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous.  - Rumi

Tree Cookies from BH&G

Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you
Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here,
And you must treat it as a powerful stranger,
Must ask permission to know it and be known.
The forest breathes. Listen. It answers,
I have made this place around you.
If you leave it, you may come back again, saying Here.
No two trees are the same to Raven.
No two branches are the same to Wren.
If what a tree or a bush does is lost on you,
You are surely lost. Stand still. The forest knows
Where you are. You must let it find you. - David Wagoner
Anthro knock-offs I made with my son.

You are the fearless guardian
of Divine Light.
So come, return to the root of the root
of your own soul. - Rumi


here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart) - e.e. cummings