We had a great time yesterday at Figment, planting our Community Art Garden! It was amazing to see so many people wanting to participate, people of all ages, genders, races, you name it.. We had just enough sweaters (phew... a huge thanks to all who donated their rags..) and a lot of fun.
We started from this (Silvia's outfit gives you an idea of the brisk weather conditions):
and worked our way to this:
I wish I would have had time to shoot better overall pictures but it was just too busy..
I'm not sure what I liked most - seeing people so craving to MAKE something with their own hands, chosing the materials and colors, taking the time to put the flowers together, or seeing all the different flowers at the end, reflecting everyone's personality and taste. It was just great. People were so thankful for the opportunity too, you realize how most have lost touch with the act of making and creating. It was somehow reassuring to see people getting so much into it. I think a lot of them forget that it is part of our nature to create and that we are all MAKERS.
A huge thanks again to my dear friend Silvia for being so helpful and instrumental in the completion of this project, and for braving the cold!