Here’s my new mission for my blog.
Of course, I want it to be fun, personal, upbeat, snappy yet profound. I’m still playing around with it.
Do you think I captured it here?
I celebrate art, fun and friendship in photos, videos and stories. It’s all about growing creative confidence. Join me in designing a meaningful life. Let’s do the world some good and put some can-do into action!
“Let’s put a dent in the world.” is one of my favorite Steve Jobs quotes. It’s playful, full of energy and impact. When I looked up more quotes on “make a difference”, I found this powerful beauty……
“Knowing that you’re lovable helps you to love more. Knowing that you’re important helps you to make a difference to others. Knowing that you are capable empowers you to create more. Knowing that you’re valuable and that you have a special place in the universe is a serene joy in itself.” – Louise Hart
Oh yes! I wish this for myself and for all my campers, parents, community and the world!
Let’s make this deep caring, love and magic felt!
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,700 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people.
September 15th for School Holiday Camps
Returning clients will notice that we’ve improved our online registration.
It’ll be easy for you to:
• change your contact info or add special instructions.
• view your past camps, classes and parties (for your taxes)
• view the future reservations (in case you forgot to put it on your calendar)
• sign medical, parent pick-up and photo release forms online (to save you time the morning)
• see real-time availability of camps (or get your name in early on the waitlist)
• sign up siblings from one family account (with a place to put the special interests and needs of each child)
Looking forward to seeing you soon!
This week Art Yowza co-hosted a PTA Family Fun Night at a local school to honor Earth Day.
Families enjoyed making art together.
We made extra ones to donate to a local nursing home.
This could also be a fun and easy Mother’s Day Gift Craft Project for Elementary Age Students.
Here are the instructions.
Spelling out the cute factor….
Fun was had by all ages…….
Another rainy day invention was the power of voting. Over Spring Break, we started voting on one question a day that would be powerfully interesting enough for us to all want to cast ballots. The voting procedure was organized by the campers. (The five and six year olds were surprised to learn that grown-up Americans vote for the President in “secret”). Most were very pleased to have their opinion matter so much. We voted on how strict is Rebecca (during rainy days — she doesn’t let you just stand out in the rain) and how fun is this camp.
Our vote last Friday was on the question which did you like better the fruit people cartoon project or the one page paper toy inventions? Here was the results from our super tabulating 4th grader and a few reviews also. Interestingly, “freedom to do whatever you want” was most popular aspect of both projects.
The results are in!
The rainy days over Spring Break inspired some new projects! After lunch, each camper got one piece of paper, a pen, scissors and tape and was offered the challenge to make a toy or game. Everyone got right down to work! Several collaborated. Good ideas sparked better ones. To see our inventions click here.
Last week’s Spring Break Camp was very rainy. We usually spend a lot of time outside playing. We found some ways to play together inside the clubhouse. This game was invented by the kids. It was cooperative and mixed together wildness and quiet, observing and silliness, rules and freedom.
Madeleine Budnick, my designer is a genius.
I am so happy with the new Art Yowza logo!
It looks bold creative fun to me.
Our idea exchange has been whimsical, interesting and conversational and I think it’s shows.
First thing this morning, Jaimie Harris, my assistant helped me set up this interview.
It’s important to work with people who can make you laugh and have complimentary skills.
We were in two different rooms in my house and we got a case of the silliness.
Now she is working on my 1099′s for tax season.
So, here is to celebrating a little bit of progress!
2. Doing my first interview
3. Loading it on youtube.com
4. Blogging about it!
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”