Every artist mom knows the challenges of making studio time happen with kids home for the summer.
Page from Altered Book
Wait. make that- every artist knows the challenges of making studio time happen. period.
A million reasons, a million excuses, a million tugs in every direction from the phone to a job, to the endless tasks and errands. But we do it, one way or another. or- we go nuts.
Lisa MacMain, program director of YoungMoms gets that. Afterall, before she received her MSS (Masters of Social Services) from Bryn Mawr College Grad School of Social Work , she was and is, a mom and an artist. She is also den mother extraordinaire to 50 or 60 young women who are moms with limited resources and support, including time for themselves, without babies- to be creative. Lisa, with her vision of hope and promise for all that is possible for these young women, invited me to put together a series of Altered Books Workshops for the moms after our highly successful printmaking workshops last year at the Garage in Kennett Square, PA.
|the Garage community + youth center West Grove, PA|
This week was the first 2 of 6 sessions being held at the Garage in West Grove. The babies were off at childcare nearby, coordinated by a wonderful volunteer, Terri Weidenmuller and the moms had 3 hours to create journals, transfer images, stamp, collage, alter books, eat and hangout together.
Making art, making a mess… and loving every minute of it!
|with snacks generously donated by local
company Herr’s– shamelessly promoted here.
Altering books and altering trajectories… heavy with possibilities. wow.