Wednesday, October 23, 2013

I've got the joy, down in my heart

Oh, how blessed I am! I have just come back from my third trip to Fiji - visiting the same schools we taught art in the previous years. So wonderful to see those happy faces again and build on those special relationships with children and adults alike.

This year we taught art around the theme of "fruits of the spirit'' which included those gifts like love, peace, joy and patience, all of which the Fijian people display so abundantly. The time spent, learning from their culture was precious and I have come away with a deep sense of joy at having spent time with them. I am once again reminded to live in the moment, to enjoy each new day and to slow down.

The photos below will give you an idea of what we got up to. For more photos, you can go to my Flikr site. and to read about last years visit go here

 Do you feel the love with this amazing word art.

in water color...

and pencil

We did some feather painting in water color. Such great artists!

and then painted 'with' feathers 

Painting still lifes with coffee!

Making a card....for someone special

Button and bead necklaces

Introducing the concept of 'emotion' paintings

This one is representing excitement

...and sadness

Andrew helping out with some painting

And touching up the school toilets!

Rosie and Robyn with new found friends.

And of course I have to show off the beautiful surroundings!

Time to say our goodbye's

A quiet moment before the journey home.