Three children and four adults met at the library Saturday to create collages from recyclables.
We ran out of time. We had way more donations than we needed. We had a blast talking and laughing and creating and inspiring.
And, we decided to continue this adventure. Actually, they decided. I was already determined to.
For the next five Saturdays we'll meet from noon to 3 p.m. (instead of 1 hour) at the library for "Drop In For Art." Still working with donated materials, we'll focus on the following themes: Crowns/Hats/Halos, Bag or Box It, Embellish It, Paper Mache and Anything Goes. I'll have an example at each class for inspiration but after that the sky's the limit.
An email is circulating now asking for more donations - including asking people to NOT donate to Goodwill but save it for a yard sale this summer to raise money for the group.
Sweetie says he'll clear a spot in the pole barn to accept donations. Our library has a huge green space where we can hold the sale and they'll publicize the yard sale and art classes too.
March 9th we have a 3-hour brain storming session at the library moderated by a friend who is CEO of a local non-profit.
Onward and upward. Thanks everyone for being such great listeners.