Play, Rest, Play, Rest

“Play, Rest, Play, Rest”

Author and coach Martha Beck talks about Play and Rest in her book “Finding Your Way in a Wild New World”.  It’s about being open to possibilities.  Then savoring and resting with moments of joy.

Summer is a great time to do things when school is out and schedules seems more open.

This summer our girls had a chance to be involved in a play.  The Oak Grove Improvement Association” of Malden put together a Play in the Parks event. The play was “Midsummer Night’s Dream”.  There was a need for little fairies so our girls were recruited.  It was fun to see them learn and play and be a part of a theatrical project.

Years ago my husband had been involved with a community theater.

I enjoy plays too.

When our friend, Brian, co-owned a small theater company in the late 90’s, we got involved.  We helped out with the ticket booth and concession stand.  Occasionally I did some art work for a couple of the play’s promotional materials.

It was fun to be able to get involved again.
I did some art work for promotion of the play.  And our girls got a chance to learn and perform in a play.

It was a great experience.  We feel very proud and grateful.

Play and Rest.

Feature Art/Product

Midsummer Night’s Dream” graphics.
Donkey and Fairies for play’s promotional materials.

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Several artists in the Equine Art Guild were a part of this unique tribute to the horse. Click on the image above to read all about it and the artists who participated in its creation, as well as see where it will be coming to a location near you in the coming year!


Soldier Portraits
Darla Dixon organized a group of artists who will create no-charge compassionate portraits for the families who have lost a loved one in Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom. We are looking for artists to join our efforts, and also for non-artists who will help spread the word about this free service and token of our gratitude to families who have sacrificed so much.”

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