Wednesday, March 22, 2017

WOYWW 407- Bunnyville!

More on that over at Quietfire Digital.Please hop over if you have time.

I want to share what happens on another desk of min- in the art room of the
These beautiful  children, in state custody have experienced abuse, abandonment and neglect.
Art time heals, comforts, bring joy, healthy challenge and smiles and color into their lives.
Huge shout out to The Home for allowing me the opportunity to serve our children.
To Suzanne Cannon of Quietfire Design for sharing her gifts with us!

We made Easter rings!
I cut a
kaleidoscope of butterflies, flock of sheep and chicks,and a herd of bunnies.

I can't show you their faces...
Every adult who has found happiness and peace in their lives after childhood trauma says there was one person who made a difference in their lives.
Could you be that person?
I pray that I am.
Thanks for visiting and inviting me to your place!
Comments and Questions warmly welcomed.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

WOYWW 405 - Going Green! Heart Expansion!

On the right-can you make out the pile of new stencils by Suzanne Cannon 
for Elizabeth Craft Designs!
You can find out more about the St Patty's Day Explosion Box box and so lucky ATC's 
Here at Quietfire Digital Blog.
Lots of green, on my desk, in the garden and in my heart!

I want to share with you, dear deskers- the healing power of love and creativity.
A year ago, I met a 5 year old child ( and his siblings), experiencing abuse, and neglect, beyond what you can want to imagine.
He had almost no speaking or social skills. 
He was allowed to come to art time with me,yet he could hardly participate as he couldn't use a scissors, paint, glue, or other supplies, with any control or focus long enough to do anything.

Monday, during homework time- that comes right before art time, he read me a story- 8 pages long! with feeling!
And we can have conversations! He can tell me what he wants, how he is feeling!
**Just that he is willing to feel!**

I wish you could see his eyes when he looked at me while reading when he needed help with a word.
**He trusted me enough to risk asking me for help.**
Then, in art time- where I have 12 children, ages 4-12- all levels of ability,
he sat at his place- with two cups of water, scissors, glue and paint, and painted a rainbow for me.
(I'm simplifying and leaving out quite a bit of happy mess)
In fact all of the children now sit and create with me.
My heart grew at least double.

So I hope this made you smile- I'm still smiling!
Thanks for visiting and welcoming me to your place!

Comments and Questions Welcomed!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

WOYWW 404-Over the Top?

Yes, this weeks desk, such as it is, yes, more ribbon and foamy shapes, new cut files and backgrounds,
The question is,
Is this Brave girl ATC over the top?
From the "off my desk" series- all things found on my desk at the end of the day- except this crazy glitter I found during tidy and toss!

Would this help you to be brave?

I'm bravely off to visit as many desks as I can during this busy day:
  • Reception at Family Justice Center
  • Afterschool Crafts with LEAF Art in the Schools and Streets Easel Rider at Shiloh Community Center
  • Show nice helper person my SS card to finish my taxes! ( do I type like a woman getting her taxes done a month ahead of time!!!)
  • Help with Intro to Criminal Justice Class at Community College- role playing Domestic Violence scenarios with police academy recruits!
If I visit you,  I made it through!
Comments and Questions Welcomed!