Jan 27, 2010

elementary, my dear.

I was fortunate enough to tag along with Sabrina Severns, educator, artist, and baker extraordinaire to pump out another $bags workshop at Marvin Garvey elementary in Chicago. And that Miss Severns, boy is she crafty; slinking around a slim time constraint and even slimmer budget, she concocted a new way to make kid friendly moneybag printing screens: using a hybrid cheese cloth/mesh fabric (porous, but sturdy) and embroidery hoops, we were able to make reusable, easy clean up screens (I would say no mess, but them kids can get down!). The results were, I think, were an all around success. Lessons learned: 5th graders freak out at the idea of a "guest artist", a little cardboard and duct tape go a long way as a squeegee, and elementary school toilets are much shorter than I remembered.

Jan 13, 2010

Words For Ekklesia-"Created to Create"

Words For Ekklesia has started the beginning stages of their MoneyBags Movement. The small ministry of Christian creatives has 7 U.S. cities plus the country of Panama planed in their upcoming tour. But while they're still at home in SouthWestern Missouri, I'm told, that the coffee shop, "CoffeeBuzz," has re-opened their doors just for WFE to meet weekly for MoneyBaging up until their departure. Below is a video of their progress thus far. We'll be sure to keep up with these guys and share their efforts with you.