Our show, Beyond Words, opened on May 9th! We pulled it off, and not only did we pull it off, it was a great success. Tons of people, lots of smiles and sales, plenty to eat and drink, and some fab art and poetry!
The amazing Myrtle was the true star of the show. Many collaborative hours were spent creating this beauty. Here she is before the opening. We had an assortment of paper birds and leaves with the idea that people could choose one and write a few words...maybe their favorite poem, maybe a quote, or their impression of the show. I am happy to report that at the end of the night her limbs were heavy with words added by happy attendees. What a mix of inspiration and courage and joy!!
We all painted our shoes for the night, and these are my "Goody Two" shoes. I LOVE THEM!!
Mary and I toting Myrtle out for another session of creating. I have learned so much from working with these lovely ladies. Not just about collaboration, but compromise and work ethic, and digging deep and getting it done!!
Ripping rags for Myrtle's trunk. Problem solving, voicing our opinions, and figuring it out are just a few of the ingredients involved in a successful collaboration. Oh, and let's not forget the power tools!
During this whole process we wore many hats. At times we felt like gardeners, dressmakers, carpenters, as well as writers and artists.
So proud of us! (Me, elle o'dowd, Anne-Marie Colwell, and MK Shaw) aka Poets & Painters