Saturday, September 18, 2010

Art Camp '10

Our 2nd annual Art Camp was a success! In August, 13 young artists
filled the studio for a week of fun in the sun.
Art Camp is a fundraiser for the Togo Well Project.
Here's some of the week's highlights:

We drew self-portraits then created them in clay.

Two of my high school art students came to play with us.
They're fabulous!

We made body collages...

and learned how to mix colors.

Tristan, a local singer/songwriter and Art Camp mom,
was back by popular demand and played for us during lunch
and at the end of the week potluck.
She even put together a songbook just for Art Camp!
She's also pretty fabulous.
(Thanks to Jeff Cosloy for these two pics)

Lots of art was made and lots of friends were made, too.

Thanks to all for such a great week!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Zebe well photos

The well in Zebe is complete!

Many thanks to all the people who have helped fund this well: art camp families, people who have purchased my art and donations people have made.

Merci mille fois to the people of Zebe for their contributions and to DJINADJA C.U. Frederic of the NGO ADHD for the organization of this project and the supply of photos.

Below is a photo essay of this project.

The extremely hard work of digging this well by hand. It's 3 meters deep! Amazing.

The dirt road to Zebe is long, about 15 miles from the main route, and is usually either washed out or full of huge pot holes. Getting a large cement truck down this treacherous path is difficult and costly.

Many hands make light work.

The area around the well stays clean and the wall detours animals.

The women and children no longer have to walk long distances.

So many lives improve...

With access to CLEAN water!