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!
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.
The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:
The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.
A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 8,400 times in 2010. That’s about 20 full 747s.
In 2010, there were 89 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 142 posts. There were 220 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 28mb. That’s about 4 pictures per week.
The busiest day of the year was June 16th with 126 views. The most popular post that day was DIY Handmade Kids Holiday Gift Club: Father’s Day Pop-Up Card.
Where did they come from?
The top referring sites in 2010 were artyowza.com, belladia.typepad.com, sfgirlbybay.com, decor8blog.com, and networkedblogs.com.
Some visitors came searching, mostly for funny products, alphabet art, drawing lessons, one hour art projects, and beard art.
Attractions in 2010
These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.
DIY Handmade Kids Holiday Gift Club: Father’s Day Pop-Up Card June 2010
Foil Action Figures= Green Art April 2010
Alphabet Moustache November 2008
Inspiration Board February 2010
Alphabet Houses 2 November 2008
Teal Lemur, Blue Tiger and Art Yowza want to show you how to make an Exquisite Corpse. It’s a fun drawing trick you can do at parties or with a classroom of kids. The secret to making it fun is not to peek between steps because it makes the big reveal at the end even more hilarious.
We made a photo tutorial slide show also to help you learn.
We had some surprising results. Here are some of our magical mysterious pictures.
Purple Penguin and Puppy Buttercup explain how to make an awesooome cartoon book….
I created these characters with the boxdoodle tool. They’re still telling me their story. I drew them with my opposite hand laying down without a mouse.
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