On my first trip to Uganda, close to five years ago now, I had the privilege of leading a week of art projects with the children at an orphanage there.
The main project we did, with the oldest of the kids, were these collaged trees. I knew that, being in rural Uganda, we would be limited in our supplies to use (unless we had brought them along) so I came up with the idea to do a project that incorporated using pieces of nature that would be available in abundance.
They painted the trunks of their trees using twigs a brush
For a finishing touch we used some local newspapers to collage leaves and birds onto the pieces.
After the trip we brought back the pieces to use in some displays and art shows for the organization I went on the trip with. At the end, though, I had the honor of being able to choose three to keep. Aren't they just beautiful? I am in such awe of the talent and creativity these kids have!
Of all my possessions, these are certainly some of my very most treasured. They are a visual reminder of a dream come true.
Happy Tuesday to you all!