Yesterday I asked myself is there anything missing out of my artistic life, and later that day all these memories came back of all the kids I have had come and paint with me. I used to run holiday programs and host birthday & Christmas parties which I loved, and miss very much. When I get a studio, hopefully in the near future, I will get back into offering my service to the Wanganui children to come and get messy with me again.
Here are some of the photos, and me reminiscing of my creative kids...
I had these kids for a week we did all sorts of things like clay.
A bit of painting, yes we went thought a lot of paint!
We had some spare time, so we made a sign for the front of the building
They even get in the paper, we made stuffed whales that day.
Sky is having a cuddle with Rat the studio cat.
They always did something in their scrapbooks first to loosen up.
Maybe just a little bit of paint would go astray?
Lots of friends together
I had a bus full of kids from the NAKI for one day, in my home. They loved the band area!
Here they are before they jumped back on the bus home.
Mask and monster making was our thing for this day.
I really like life size painting!
Everyone gets busy and into the creative buzz.
No, I would never rark them up.
Santa came to visit, I had about 70 people in the studio and gallery for this, it was manic.
The Springvale play-centre even came for a morning.
On one of our wee outings, 5 kids and I walked up to the Museum to check out the Tapa Cloth exhibition. They wanted to use the lift to get back to the ground floor, I didn't really want to as one of the girls was scared because her Aunt had been stuck in a lift. I should have listened to my instinct because we got stuck going down 1 floor! It was a horrible experience. I keep them calm and when we got out of the lift the museum staff couldn't believe that there was so much laughter coming out from us. When we got back we didn't paint tapa cloths, like intended, we expressed our feelings of that ordeal. It has made me very weary of going in lifts to this day.
The Youtube clip of the day is Elton Buchanan Tattoo artist...
If I wasn't such a chicken, I would have a tattoo from Elton.
My card for the day was BALANCE
it said...Be sure to balance your time between work, play, spirituality, exercise and relationships. Otherwise your energy will drop. This creates the illusion that there isn't enough time in the day. Meditation, exercise, play, and relationships help you grow and feel joy. Ask help to life your burdens.
Release extra work, exercise, play and relationships.
Someone once said 'Success isn't the end result, it is the journey'.