Becoming Fools!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Off into the sunrise...

I'm off! I boarded my plane early this morning, and flew off into the sunrise (it was gorgeous). There nothing like seeing a sunrise when you are above the clouds.

For those of you who do not know, my final destination today is Guatemala City. I am returning after a year and eight months. In February 2010, my husband and I traveled to Guatemala on behalf of the creative non profit, Athentikos. We were participating in the filming of the
documentary movie "Reparando". Today is an exciting day, because I finally get to meet my wonderful friends, and producers, Scott and Amelia Moore, who I have been skyping for two years.

For the next two weeks, we will be visiting friends, and working on the next film, "Becoming Fools". Before we get down to the real nitty gritty of filming, we have the pleasure of spending a few days with the children from the slum of La Limonada. We will be accompanying them to Mision El Fargo (on the east coast) for art therapy camp. I will be teaching two classes a day of art therapy. I did my due diligence to research some art therapy activities etc, and wrote up detailed lessons plans, in case I got nervous and forgot everything. What trip is complete without a few mishaps? Last night, as I was about to do a few last minute tasks on my laptop, the Mac decided it needed a system reboot. And decided that it's operating system discs were no longer good enough. So I will be making do with my husband's laptop, with no photo editing software and no lessons plans. I know how I will be spending my bus ride to art camp. Anyways.... I am really looking forward to art camp. When we get back we will have an exhibit of all the art works the kids created for their family to see.

I'm hoping to update my blog more regularly then the last trip. Good internet can sometimes be hard to come by.
I just want to thank all my friends and family for making this trip possible! It always amazes me all the support I have behind me.