Little Artshram was nominated for a NMEAC award in the Educator, Agriculture and Grassroots Group category and even though we don’t know who will be “named” as the recipient of that award—-from a distance we send our gratitude for just being in the running!
Greetings from another place—
Good morning! I’m in Minneapolis, invited to dig deeper in my continued education and the learnings of community art and street theater with two weeks of work as a guest giving back to the puppet people at In the Heart of the Beast and their annual Mayday event.
The beauty of this long-term mentoring and relationship with HOBT was seen in the result of the 24th Annual Grand Traverse Earth Day Parade held just last Saturday in Traverse City, with a four week residency with one of their longtime puppeteers, George Meyer working alongside of me and all the friends of Little Artshram that presented our storytelling parade to the TC community!
I wish to share a heap of gratitude and appreciation to the community, including Bob and Sally of the Neahtawanta Center–who invited me to lead a mask-making workshop in 2000— and also to the NMEAC organization for the tenacious-persistence and commitment of honoring all the great folks doing great and good work in our bio-regions in North West Michigan.
Our continued belief in each other with our work and the way in which we do our earth-care, people-care and fair-share tasks is indeed a very basic and understandable need. We need each other through our individual work and self-actualization process as a human species–choosing to do that kind of good necessary work—And also as we re-build basic systems that bring humbling, sensibility, balance, hope and trust into our lives as a human community connected to all the other communities that make up OUR BLESSED planet earth.
The recognition that you are giving to Little Artshram’s efforts as educators—with admission that we are all students and all teachers—As a supporter of and recognizing that agriculture could use a good composting and turning to become in actuality what it needs to be: “im-permaculture”—And your support and understanding that as a “little” grassroots organization one of our valued roles has and will continue as a catalyst for other guild-like structures to branch off, grow their own and remember to keep–focusing on children, youth and families who do care about tending, mending and doing the right thing for our planet.
Little Artshram and myself are deeply honored to be a part of all of the folks being honored and recognized in the 2013 NMEAC awards and if I was actually there—I’d lead a rousing version of “Skinamarink-a-dink-a dink” for you ALL!
We are still working to cover the costs of the 2013 Earth Day Parade. Can you support us with a gift of $20 or more?
We will gratefully accept any amount, and ask that you send it to us via mail at the address below OR go to the top right corner of this page and just beneath the crow and sunflower you can donate on-line via our Causes account.
Thank you for your support and belief in our work!
Little Artshram Directress and Founder
P.O. Box 844, Traverse City, Michigan 49684