August 17, 2011

speak loud. and stay young.

 So, this may be the best compliment for an arts camp.


Seriously, how precious is that?


A testimony to the power of the arts.


I like spending time with creative kids. in the mountains.

and this is my fourth year so I feel like I have seen the returning kids grow up. and learn things.

Mostly, how to think differently.

Which is exciting.
and also important.

I mean...

I encourage this.

The craze in facial hair is actually their commitment to their parts in The Tempest.

If you give a kid a moustache...


 Sometimes I love a drawing a kid does so much that I wish I could take it home.

This zebra is on my list.

the enthusiasm. is awesome.

And I would say- yeah... put your cell phone away during class.

But when you are stretching to the max to get a video of the puppet production another group did... 


this is also sometimes called- a stressful mess.


 KE$HA. did I even need to tell you?

and THIS. 
You can't make this stuff up. and don't shoot the messenger- but the kids wrote super short plays and they had to create the characters. 

This guy above is a "business man." 

and no lie. 

someone made ME.

and someone also made Tara... one of the drama teachers.

please note the likenesses. and the outfits.

ok. moving on.


watch them think. 


I read your mind. you needed a close up.

oh, yeah.. and when I asked them to write something about camp... or the arts... or what they really liked this week.

I got some real answers.

and some sweet ones.

preach it...

I said.


I think so too.

bam. someone added a wand.

and in the spirit of how I'm feeling lately- 




(and build monsters. for the stage.)

I love most... watching kids work together.

My guys made that monster. and his mouth moves. 

I'm so proud.


oh, and my nephew was there. so after the big kids left he checked out the place.

(never to early to give a kid a stage.)


Bye sweet campers.


I have to hit the road. 
Mary Poppins style.

where I blast the music. keep the windows down. stop at all flea markets necessary. and sing at the top of my lungs. 

I know it is camp season because it is also peach season.

and apparently I buy everything that is brilliant orange. and canned locally.


by the way

It does exist:

“Imagination is everything. 

It is the preview of life's coming attractions.”

~ Albert Einstein



Anonymous said...

Your posts are always a treasure to read. You and those munchkins are such an inspiration. <3

Anonymous said...

Your posts are always a treasure to read. You and those munchkins are such an inspiration. <3

Monica A. said...

great post! i, too, love watching kids love what they do...

i love music. almost more than everything.