Saturday, February 05, 2011

Introducing Spirit of Water

Unangan Elder, Alice Tu, seatedI am thrilled to introduce Spirit of Water, a community art and rainwater catchment project initiated by volunteers in a partnership between Fabric of Life and Beauty of Water. Spirit of Water has now begun and will take place over time, as our collaborative process is as important to us as our end results. We are excited about both.

We were honored to inaugurate Spirit of Water yesterday with an onsite blessing by Unangan (Aleut) Elder Alice Tu, shown seated in the photo above. Thank you, Alice, your own delightful spirit was a blessing in itself.

Envisioning Spirit of Water at the Fabric of Life shopToday we held our first community brainstorm session, which was geared toward youth. Led by Edmonds artist and teacher Mona Fairbanks, we shared ideas and investigated one proposed working space, the outside back wall of the Fabric of Life shop.

In two hours together we came up with so many great ideas for the design! I can hardly wait for the next session, where we'll brainstorm with some of the movers and shakers of our community.

Please let us know if you'd like to join this unfolding project.