Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Here We Come
Well today we start. In an earlier post here that I'm setting up an art group at the soup kitchen I work at. Stagg is on holiday this week so he's is helping me...thanks! Stagg!! (I'm so glad Stagg is interested in coming too. I'm actually a little nervous. I know I don't seem like the nervous type but I have my moments. I'm totally fine with public speaking though. It's just kind of nervous energy...excited though!) Stagg is way better at this stuff than I am and he has had so many awesome ideas. I love collaborating with him on anything...but this is so great because he's so cool! We are meeting a friend Andy for coffee in Wicker Park first this morning...(from a bookclub) and he's also helping us out. Above you can see we've made some flyers and posters. I also cut out tons of piictures. words, images from magazines for collage stuff. We DO have some donations from art supply stores too. Some sales reps from local stores are working on getting stuff so over the next month or so we should be able to build up some great supplies. I went in the day time for the last two weeks to meet and hang out with some case workers and some clients. Just casual to get acclimatized to the daytime clients. Father Manny is arranging a bunch of snacks for us to have while we work in the dining room today. Maybe with any luck I'll get some pictures, we'll see. Cheers!