" In this life we cannot do
Great things. We can only do small things with great love."

Mother Teresa

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Amazing Women!

November 15th marked the first large scale Traveling Postcards event. Twenty one women and children participated and creativity and generosity flowed freely.
The event started with a mini portrait session, where women could come and be photographed with a woman they loved. I used old fashioned Polaroid film as it seemed fitting to keep all
processes within the hand made realm!

Three large tables were filled with art supplies from gel pens and paint, to feathers and buttons, and anything else that would fit on a 4x6 postcard. I especially loved seeing some old photographs that I had discarded, reused and turned into a new works of art.

Women adorned their cards and then wrote heartfelt messages on the back, acknowledging their lives and sharing their valuable stories.

All the postcards will travel with me to Malawi, where they will be
shared with a community of women in hopes that they will take pleasure in these small gifts of creativity and love. It is my hope that Traveling Postcards can be recreated in Malawi, as well as many other places around the world.

It was such a pleasure for me to watch women working with their creative spirit to make a connection with someone they may never know, and doing this all through the sharing of pictures, stories and hand made art.

I believe connections begin with just one woman’s voice flowing through obstacles and time to reach an awaiting need.

NEXT EVENT: December 3rd. JFK University, Pleasant Hill, California.