Monday, May 5, 2014

Art workshops & a day in the park

After staying up all night in a heated debate with friends about marriage on Saturday, I got to chill out with a bunch of kids by the water side and make paper flowers on Sunday.
The Waldorf community in Long Beach hosted the event for May Day. There were all sorts of other earthy things happening, crafts, music, tea-tasting. My favorite moment came when a little boy started lingering behind the group of girls making flowers. It was obvious he wanted to get into the mix. I kept asking if he wanted to join, but he was shaking his head, balking at the idea of making pretty flowers. I said, "Okay, then. I have a challenge for you then. I've never seen it done, but I think you might know how to make it happen. 3d cactus out of paper. WITH thorns." His enthusiasm was so cute; he got right to business, engineering this little cactus with tiny little flowers. He worked on diligently despite all of his friends pestering him to play tag.

A sample of the paper flowers, pretty simple, but very nice, especially when there are a ton all piled together.


Jennifer Chong said...

sorry i missed out! – i already had plans on sunday catch you next time!

mie said...

I love that boy story! So cute! Love the flowers too :D

Amaris in Wonderland said...

What a great way to spend a Saturday at the park! Looks like it was a gorgeous day.

So cool that you got the little boy involved with the cactus. :)) Truth be told, there is an alarming cactus & tumbleweed art shortage.

Can't wait to see what other projects you have up your sleeve. These are beautiful!