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

Mother Teresa

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Change is in the wind.

As it is with many great plans, sometimes life gets in the way. I have recently discovered that I will not be able to travel to Malawi as planned. Although I am terribly disappointed, I am comforted to know that all the beautiful postcards that have been made will indeed still travel to Malawi.

There is no question in my mind that women everywhere will find their hearts and their voice through Traveling Postcards. I encourage everyone to reach out to other women and share what you have learned and what you know to be of value.

I am happy to say that Traveling Postcards will continue to collect and distribute postcards. If anyone knows a group of women who would like to participate by making cards, or would benefit from receiving cards, please let me know.

Traveling Postcards is able to move and to grow and to change. All of our lessons and our stories will move through time, blowing in the breeze, and land where they are most needed. I look forward to all the new and exciting possibilities in the months to come and will post on this blog the next Traveling Postcards event. Stay tuned!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

JFK University /Pleasant Hill Event

JFK University held the first of three Traveling Postcards events on December 3rd. All female staff, students and faculty were invited to participate in making a postcard for the women of Malawi. I photographed groups of good friends and several women brought old photos from home to honor loved ones who could not be present. All materials were provided, including old buttons and some beautiful owl feathers.

I am continually amazed at the creativity and individuality I see in each postcard. No two cards are the same and the essence of each women who participates shines through her words and her art.

Everyone seemed very pleased to take time away from working and studying and devote a few precious moments to create a heartfelt message for another woman. I send a BIG 'thank you' to JFK women!

Next event: JFKU Campbell, January 2009!