* 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

Week Three : My Soul Reflected

I see my soul reflected in Nature - Whitman

Today was a beautiful brisk day!  A few of our girls could not attend the workshop today so we were a small group, but no less lively and ready for a creative adventure.  Looking forward to having our whole group together again next class.









Our first project of the morning was snow globe lanterns.  These little wintry scenes are fashioned with a solar panel and an led light.

At night they light up and it looks as though there's moonlight on freshly fallen snow.







Afterward we took a quick hike for some fresh air.

Refreshed from our walk, we began our second project, hand painted mugs.  The girls painted wintry designs on their cups with ceramic paint pens. 

The mugs will be fired later today then returned to the girls at our next session in two weeks.









We ended our day with a round of s'mores!











Have a happy holiday, Girls!  And don't forget that we don't have class next week...our last class is in two week! 

Made so & rooted by love,


Week Two : Peace of WIld Things

When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

- Wendell Berry (The Peace of Wild Things )

I didn't sleep well as the horrific events in Paris last night triggered memories of my own experience on 9/11 and I was concerned for the safety of a dear friend.  I received word early in the morning that she was safe, but was awaiting word from her friends who live in that part of the city.  With the relief of knowing that she was unharmed, I made myself a cup of mint tea, lit a fire, and awaited the arrival of the Mighty Girls.

When they arrived, we sipped hot cocoa and talked about our week.  We were delighted to be joined today by long time Mighty Girl, M.

Our first project of the morning was hand stamped wooden spoons, for moms and grands.  The girls stamped messages onto the spoons, then inked them in before polishing the wood with natural beeswax.

It was a beautiful day and we needed to move our bodies, so we took a walk in the forest where we saw two deer.  We made our way across the fallen tree, then scrambled up some craggy boulders before looping back to the studio.

Refreshed from our hike, we began our second project of the morning - wish seed necklaces, tiny glass vials filled with dandelion seeds that I harvested over the summer.

We celebrated our hard work with S'mores!

Made so & rooted by love,

Dedicated to my dear friend "Fanchon" and her people.  You are in our hearts and prayers.

Week One : Sacred Gifts

May you experience each day as a sacred gift.
- John O'Donohue

The sun is just beginning to rise.  The sky, so filled with moisture, is white like the snow of the coming season.  I am quietly sipping my morning brew, coffee spiced with cinnamon and cloves.   I sit in my workshop beneath the shaded string lights and admire the peaceful warm glow.  Soon I will carry wood to the fire pit, fill the kettle, and greet the Mighty Girls.

One by one they arrive and get reacquainted.  We fill our cups with hot cocoa and chat about all manner of things.   Once we all settle in, we begin our first project...

Loom Knit Scarves!

These wonderful Zippy Looms were donated to Mighty Girl Art by the generous folks at KB.  What makes them so wonderful?  Well...for one thing, it makes knitting fast and easy.  Another cool feature is that the looms clip together for larger projects like blankets. 

Zippy Loom makes scarf making so fast that you can make holiday gifts for all your friends.  How about making scarves for the local homeless shelter?!?! 

Thank you, KB...the girls are absolutely thrilled with their scarves! 

After we finished our scarves we had to dodge the raindrops to make our s'mores, but rain doesn't stop us because...S'MORES!

Girls, don't forget that Mighty Girl Art will at Barnes & Noble in Fairfax tomorrow at 1pm for their Mini Maker Faire.  We're making mono prints.  There are giveaways for the early birds, so come on down and bring your friends!!! 

See you next Saturday!

Made so & rooted by love,

Mighty Girl Art™ at Barnes & Noble!!!

Mighty Girl Art™
is pleased to announce that we will be presenting at Barnes & Noble's Maker Faire this Sunday November 8th at 1pm.  Come to our table and make your own mono print using Gelli Arts Monoprinting Plate...wander the store and meet the makers! 

Mighty Girl Art Wintry Workshop : Registration Now Open!!!

Dear Mighty Girls,

'Tis the season!!!!  In the wintry workshop we will unleash our mightiness to create artful gifts for the upcoming winter holidays. We'll also play some tunes, sip hot cocoa and make S'mores to fuel our creative fires!


Mighty Girl Art™ Wintry Workshop meets Saturday mornings 9am - Noon in the studio.  The focus of the workshop is the upcoming season of giving and the art of gift making. We will create meaningful gifts for friends, family and for ourselves.  Supplies are included. S'mores and hot cocoa provided!

*The studio seats up to 10 girls only so sell out quickly!
  • Saturday Nov 7
  • Saturday Nov 14
  • Saturday Nov 21
  • Saturday Dec 5

    *No class Saturday Nov 28th.  


Day Five: Astonishing Light

I wish I could show you
when you are lonely or in darkness
the astonishing light of your own being.  - Hafiz

We all wondered what creature would visit our tipi on our last day.  Today it was Woodpecker!

Woodpecker is the drummer of the forest.  Woodpecker is a totem of determination and rhythm.  Woodpecker reminds us to notice our natural rhythm, to march to the beat of our own drum.

We began the day with our morning gift.

Today's gift came from Hum-fi Hummingbird Feeders!

Hum-Fi is the brilliant creation of Lisa Durante.  Hum-Fi feeders provide an opportunity to connect with nature in a most beautiful and delightful way, by allowing hummingbirds to eat from your hand!!! 

I know the girls will enjoy their encounters this summer and many more to come!

Thank you, Hum-fi, for your generosity and support!

 After the excitement of morning gift, we put the final touches on our journals.  We explored 3 different types of image transfers.

Soon the moms would be arriving for our closing ceremony, so we moved straight away into our final project for the week.  This is a project we generally offer in the Wintry Workshop, but I had a request for it this summer...

Wishing Candles.  These candles are traditionally used as prayer candles in churches and altars of many faiths and are used for many purposes.  We decided to use them to light the path toward our dreams and hopes.  We used our transfer images and paint markers to decorate them.

Shortly thereafter, Mothers, grandmothers and sisters arrived for our closing ceremony and celebration.  There was pizza and champagne grapes for all!

Special thanks to Ledo Pizza for the super generous discount on the pies.  Mighty Girl Art is so very grateful for delicious support!!!

Dear Mighty Moms,
Thank you for blessing me with the gift of your amazing daughters.  They are precious, creative and soulful beings.  It was an honor to assist them on their creative journey.  I hope that you will explore some of some of the techniques with your daughter - let her inspire you - perhaps in a mother & daughter journal.  

Dear Mighty Girls,
Your light is bright and it is an honor to bask in your glow.  Thank you for blessing me with your presence and for allowing me to witness your creative process and your sense of wonder.  Although I will miss you all very much, my heart is overflowing with gratitude for the week we spent together.  Also, know that my studio door and my heart will always be open to you.  If you find yourself in my neck of the woods, please stop by.  You are always welcome.  If you need help with any of the techniques that you learned, your mom knows how to reach me and I will be happy to help.

I hope to see you at the Wintry Workshop...dates to be announced soon!

I would also like to thank Chelsea for everything she does to make our camp run smoothly, and to all the Mighty Girls for pitching in to lend a hand.

Made so & rooted by love,

PS - Please support the people who help make Mighty Girl Art so special.  It is our joy to introduce you to consciously made products created by real people.  Each one of our sponsors is a testament to creativity, artistic vision, beautiful craftsmanship and manifesting a dream.  We teach our children that we all have unique gifts to share with the word, that we have a purpose and our own path to follow.  We believe that our sponsors are a good example of what is possible when one masters their craft and turns their dream into a reality.  We are humbled by and grateful for their generosity!