3.15.2011

Give Love: A Community Art Project

Tonight I did my images for Give Love- A community Art Project

1. Art journal about a community member(s) that has positively influenced your life. This could be a teacher, student, coach, neighbor, a stranger, anyone that is not related to you. Your interaction(s) could have occurred at any point in your life.



This one reads "in my child's eye all teachers hold a special place... but especially my middle school art teacher Ms. Bethel." I really did love learning and all teachers, but the relationship that Ms. Bethel and I have continues still today. She was the first to introduce me to the field of art therapy, and I believe influenced me in so many of my life decisions.

2. Do one good deed that you would not usually do. Art journal about that experience. Again - feel free to do more than one kind act and journal about each one, but at least do one accompanied by a journal page.



This one reads "first on the scene. road rash. burns. tears. lots of tears. prayer for strangers." This is actually something that happened a while ago for me, but when faced with this prompt, anything that I could think of seemed trivial to this experience. I was commuting on my way to a final, and I was the first on a car crash. A terrible car crash. It was early, the driver fell asleep... and he and several of his coworkers/friends who were in the car were thrown as the car flipped. They were in the construction field and tools littered the highway. I pulled over and held the hand of one of the men. More people arrived and I stayed... until the ambulance arrived. I am forever impacted by this and will always remember their faces. I called the hospital, but due to HIPPA laws they were not able to give me any information... To this day I do not know what became of the men...

7 comments:

  1. I didn't know you were participating in this project! I am working on my pages - hope to be done in a few days. I really find it interesting to see what person people choose, what act they choose, and how they journal it.

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  2. So totaly inspired today!! Thanks.I will continnue in my art process

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  3. These are AMAZING!!! I'm so excited and can't wait to show them off!

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  4. they just arrived and will be on the blog at the end of next week!

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  5. Stunning pages, and the back story is powerful.

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  6. Kelley--your post has inspired me to get going on my own piece for the journal challenge--thanks! Your story about the MVA is moving in many ways--the compassion given, the lack of resolution, the uncertainty of life.

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  7. thank you all for the positive comments. I found that the second page was very difficult to create, but it felt good to do it. Thanks again!

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