Monday, September 20, 2010

Pinwheels for Peace

Tomorrow, September 21st is Pinwheels for Peace.  This pinwheel's original purpose was not for peace. 
It started as a volunteer activity for Free Arts of Arizona.  Free Arts of Arizona is nonprofit organization whose mission is to spark the creative spirit in abused, homeless and at-risk youth and their families to inspire and transform their lives through the power of artistic expression.

On Sunday, I had the opportunity to volunteer at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Dance Theater West performed a dance production of Don Quixote.  A group of children from some of the partnering Free Arts facilities participated in a portion of the dance performance. Just think, many of these children have never been to a theater or have had the opportunity to dance on a stage with a professional dance ensemble.

After the performance, there was a Free Arts Day Reception, allowing children to create pieces of art based upon the Don Quixote story.  There were tables where children could create art projects. The project consisted of shields, fans, and pinwheels- just to name a few.

Here is my pinwheel........

 .......& here were my supplies!!!

Visit the Pinwheels for Peace if you would like to create a pinwheel for peace or to see other pinwheels from around the world.

Sunday, September 12, 2010


This weekend was the 9th anniversary of 9/11.

If you talk to anyone, New Yorker or not; they can tell you exactly what they were doing when they heard the news of planes hitting the Twin Towers. I remember as if it happened yesterday. I was getting ready for work, listening to TBN as I was rushing about to gather some last minute things before I was to head out the door.  I was working for an airline during that time and I was supposed to be on a plane headed to Texas but at the last minute my trip was canceled. I forgot to update my family and my Dad called me wondering where I was. Unaware of what was going on - my Dad says turn on the TV....... the rest we know.

It was important to me to take time to remember.  I visited a memorial this weekend. Although it was not Ground Zero in New York, it still had quite an impact of how many lives where lost as a result of that tragic event. Each flag representing a life lost.  

Here is me remembering......

Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Spread

What more could 2 girls ask for on a Saturday night... a newly decorated scrapbook room, lots of scrapbooking activities and a fantastic spread for the late night munchies!