Super Online Workshop!
Thanks to everyone who joined our WARMING WATERS workshop number 6 on April 7, 2020. Because of the pandemic, we had to do an online workshop on Zoom. In addition to a large number of DC area folks, we had people join from New York and Bangladesh. The sari was made based on the suggestions of the participants. The project is supported by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Below there is a link to the Zoom video and some images of the sari and artwork. Here is what Maps Glover had to say about it:
What a beautiful space to gather during these unexpected times. We came together to create and share and express how we all need each other. There is something so magical about this time. Even in the dark we see the light !
I was so inspired by the range of locations this virtual workshop was able to include . Meeting people from around the world and next door with just the click of a button. It was beautiful seeing the drawings we created and the sari that was painted with everyoneâ€™s voice. I look forward to being in the space with everyone after all of this craziness is over.
Two new poems were finished during the workshop.
Mother Earth by Sonja Berry
Pledging to reduce your carbon footprint requires a commitment to change.
Rearrange your priorities and consider motherâ€™s nature, motherâ€™s light, motherâ€™s fire and motherâ€™s height. Motherâ€™s waters and motherâ€™s winds
As we consider what we can do I suggest you ride a bike, take a hike
Use energy efficient bulbs and plant lots of seeds to spread motherâ€™s love.
Changing Sari by Rashika Johnson
I wanna change the world it has to start with me
We gotta change the world just need a helping hand
I can’t do it alone we can sing a pretty song
No beef, more walking, less littering
So we would have to say sorry
Just keep wearing saris