root of the word amateur – Ama.– Original word meaning, to love what you do. --Creativity Workshop
Today and the creativity workshop, we learned storytelling strategies. We also have been interviewing people in the group and presenting introductions to the rest of the group--another form of storytelling. We wrote postcards to three different people to experience viewing the different voices we lose while writing. This seems like a great way to teach children to write with and recognize voice in writing.
after the workshop there are always assignments – things to do and find in the city. Today we went to a model Spanish village and explored there. We have been walking wherever we go. I have noticed everywhere I go now forms in nature that Gaudi has used in his work and other artists that were probably influence d by him. The village had beautiful architecture and the best thing about it was there were true local artisans making and selling and shops along the streets. Strangely, there happened to be music there which was a high school band traveling Europe from Pennsylvania. What a great opportunity! I films them playing and talked to the kid about how they came to tour Europe with her band and recorded this as well.
tonight was a holiday, Festival of Sant Joan. Celebrating summer solstice. We went to the beach to watch fireworks and festival events around the city.
I am definitely an. Amateur, doing what I love! Tomorrow more Gaudi.