Thursday, August 16, 2012
Painted Turtle Power! 2012
Dear Painted Turtle Team,
I want to thank you all--for everything that you did to support, facilitate, celebrate and manifest the Painted Turtle Arts EXPERIENCE into a HUGE and HAPPY SUCCESS!
What a blessing, joy and celebration of child spirit abound. My heart is full and my dream for the future is bright and hopeful for this kind of specialized programming to continue on First Nations communities. I will be sending you all a report on the successes and challenges that unfolded during this pilot program by the end of the month. For now, I will leave you with some stunning images that reflect our buyout spirit that was ever so present during every minute that the Painted Turtle was awake!
Your efforts and commitment to the kids and their creative experience were paramount to our success on this tour.
Thanks Nicky and Mark for jumping on board along the way. Your energy and presence not only added more laughter to our fun-filled voyage but spirit too.
Clarence, Lorna, Darryl, Joyce and Candice-- hats off to you for going for the Painted Turtle adventure. You made our visit to your communities so easy. We felt happy and at home whilst bringing the Turtle's fun to your kids. You are all such amazing individuals.
Anna, Meisha and Paula you were all ABSOLUTE champions in keeping the juggling balls up in the air and rolling with the waves with a sense of ease, grace and humour to boot. Simply, the staff at Right to Play are just INCREDIBLE! Thanks Stephanie and Adam for being part of the creation too!! I was in a constant state of admiration with all of you at Right to Play.
Bailey, you have been such an asset to this pilot project! Your energy, love for the kids and spirit created for such a brilliant tour. XO!
A big thank you to all the artists who came on board the Turtle too: Alex, Lisa, Gloria, Patty, Alfred, Rob and the rest..
Last but not least, I would like to extend my gratitude to Jules for going the distance and believing in my work. Without her drive and guidance this tour would not have been possible. All the best to you Jules and your family with the new sweet addition. XO!
I look forward to visiting you once again and also bringing the Turtle's Power to other communities next year.
Thank you all, once again, from the bottom of my heart.
Painted Turtle Power forever.