THIS IS THE BLOG/DIARY FOR MIGHTY GIRL ART™! OUR NEW WEBSITE IS LOCATED HERE!

* 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.


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



Special Event: Mighty Girl & Mighty Mom






Please join us in the meadow for a
special Mother-Daughter event!


When: Saturday May 3rd 11am - 12:30pm  (rain date 5/10)

Where: The Meadow * Please park on North Shore, the entrance to the meadow will be creatively marked so you can't miss it! 

We will create keepsake touchstone necklaces.  Then we'll celebrate being mothers and daughters with a potluck picnic!  All supplies are included.


Please bring:
  • your picnic blanket 
  • a dish to share
  • special beads or charms that you wish to use in your work
  • poem or quote you wish to share with the group

 Fee: $25 per Mother/Daughter couple ($10 for each additional daughter)


Use drop down menu for more options

Mighty Girl Art™ at Festival of Colors

Mighty Ones,
Don't forget that this SUNDAY (March 30th) is the Holi DC Festival of Colors!  Wear white, bring goggles (and a dust mask if sensitive) and get colorful!  There will be live music, great food, and lots of color.    Hope to see you there...

* Just got word that they changed the date to Sunday!



http://holidc.com/



Mighty Girl Art™ at Maker Faire



"You don't make it with your hands.
You form it with your hands.
You make it with your mind." - Edgar Tolson



It was an exciting experience for all! The visitors came by the bus load (literally) and it was non-stop action. Creativity and joy all around. We are very grateful to all those who helped make this possible.






















We set up on Saturday.  We stocked our tent with supplies and delicious treats for refueling.  On Sunday the curtains went up!  The music was  blasting and the making began!





We wanted to bring the vibe of Mighty Girl Art™ to Maker Faire so we incorporated as many nature elements as possible.






















 Let your light shine!

"It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same." - Marianne Williamson 























I made these woodland stanchions from fallen tree parts and torn fabric scraps.  The bases are made from fallen Cherry Tree. In Japan, they are known as sacred trees. They are a symbol of beauty, awakening and renewal.  These stanchions helped form lines to keep the creative flow.






















 Sample dreads and color choices.






















Daffodils are a symbol of rebirth and new beginnings. Victorian flower lore ascribes the daffodil to truth and honesty. Daffodils are associated with femininity and joy.

















Look out world, we've got wool!  In the background, exquisite merino wool roving overflowing from baskets that hang from the ceiling of our tent. 

Fun facts:
  • Mighty Chloe is a highly skilled crafter and talented actress. 
  • Mighty Margaret is a talented illustrator, her spirit animal is wolf.  
  • Mighty Mary is a manga expert and poet.






















The amazing and beautiful Chelsea is a talented artist and my right arm in all things mighty.  She makes everything more magical!






















Mighty Chloe on the walkie. 

We used my son's walkies to stay in touch with the girls when they needed to take a break or go exploring - and - if things got hectic we could call for reinforcements.  We actually had to do that a few times.


Take a good look at this photo - THIS is how to rock it!






















Let the making begin!






















 1 2 3 ... create!






















Dear Goggle Girl's Dad,
If you see this post, please contact us. 
We seriously want to buy some of your goggles!






















One of the mini-est makers to visit our tent.  She's making dreads to match the hat that she made earlier.






















 A really cool dude whose favorite color is pink.  We love him.






















It was a sea of smiles and dread-heads.

Photo by Dr. Rosa Simon






















Here, Mighty Christina, a talented maker and dancer, teaches a super hero how to make dreads.

Photo by Christina Simon






















 
Photo by Dr. Rosa Simon


































AND THEN THIS HAPPENED...

Photo by Cheryn Odolecki Bolasci
























This was the loveliest surprise ever!  In walked Cheryn.  Cheryn and I met via our blogs some 8 years ago. She and her family drove all the way from NJ to VA to attend Maker Faire where we finally met in person. Here I am clutching the beautiful necklace that she made me.

Photo by Scott Bolasci

After the faire, the whole team went out to celebrate at a local fro-yo shop.

* The wool was purchased from the lovely Linda LaBelle of The Yarn Tree located in Asheville, NC.  Linda and I go way back...and were once a bridge apart.  She was located in Brooklyn and I in NYC.

We used uber soft merino in these shades:

  • Amethyst
  • Baltic
  • Borealis
  • Cranberry
  • Magenta
  • Midnight
  • Mojave 
  • Tide Water
This diary entry is dedicated to all the people who helped make this event possible:  The hardworking Maker Faire Crew; all the generous people who donated funds for the supplies via Indiegogo; the Mighty Makers (Chelsea, Chloe, Christina, Mary, Margaret) and the Mighty Moms; my husband and son for hauling gear and delivering pizza and encouraging words; all those who dropped by to lend a hand, AND the courageous visitors who converged to MAKE cool stuff! 

Made so and rooted by love,
Wendy

PS - for those who asked...here are some of the songs from the playlist we were spinning...

Mighty Maker Mix by lifted lorax on Grooveshark

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 March 16th!  Get your tix, then c'mon and down and make with us!!

Announcement: Registration for Mighty Girl Art™ Summer 2014!


Let the wild rumpus START!



Registration for summer 2014 is now open.

The dates are Aug 4 -8

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

Click here to register!

Nice-up the New Year: Mini Make n' Take



Free spirits have to soar..." - Ziggy Marley

















It was one half New Year's celebration and one half mini workshop and it was a LOT of fun!  It was the first snow of 2014 so I made a few ice lanterns to line the path to our workshop.






































 The girls arrived and we began our celebration.  I made a batch of tropical smoothies and served tortilla chips with fresh salsa.

















While the reggae dub played on continuous loop, we dug our hands into some wool and began making felted dreadlocks.


















































































































 There was also some spontaneous dancing!


















 Happy New Year, girls!























PS - Here's the smoothie recipe that you asked for:
  • 2 frozen bananas 
  • 1 c frozen pineapple
  • 1 c pineapple juice
  • 1/2 c coconut milk
  • 2-3 c ice

    Blend smooth and enjoy!





This party is dedicated to John O'Donohue who finished his work on earth on this day in 2008.  His words have infused my life with beauty and wonder.  I'm eternally grateful.