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OAK PARK SCULPTURE WALK 2014 (June 1 - September 21, 2014) We are so excited to be hosting one of this year's magnificent sculptures! "Natural Wonders", by Michele Moushey Dale is a real tribute to the precious wonder of childhood and what it means to take it with you into adulthood; it seems as if it were made for us.
In Ms. Dale's words:
The Natural Wonders
story features a young boy shown looking forward into his
future. He is unafraid, bold and realizes that the great turtle is
an old friend that dates to the early origins of the river and is thought of as
a symbol for the earth by Native Americans.He is caught seeing
glimpses of all of the many fantastic creatures around him.He
sees that these animals rely on clean environments and waterways to live, just
like him.Heís thinking about all of the birds and bees soaring in
the air and how other animals walk on the ground. He follows the
swirling path of the fish, snakes and tadpoles that swim, having fun in the
water.He realizes that he may not always see deer, opossum,
toads, blue herons and others because they are shy but he knows that they are
there from their tracks he sees left in mud at the water's edge.He
imagines a hat made of a birds nest or maybe a beehive. He thinks of the clean
air birds and bees ride on so free, and remembers that bees are important for
pollinating and growing his food.He wonders how he can make good
decisions that sustain the world, its waters and its
Natural Wonders portrays a story about
caring and stewardship for our natural environment so that we can always enjoy
the days where our imaginations soar in a world of beauty.
We hope you'll stop by and take in the beauty of this sculpture along with all the other sculptures around Oak Park. For more information, or to print a map of these works locations, visit the Village of Oak Park's web site.
FATHER'S DAY APRONS - Saturday, June 7th, 2-4:30pm Decorate an Apron! Turn a blank apron into a Chef/BBQ/Handyman/Tool-holding apron for Dad as a Father's Day Gift! Use
fabric markers and 3D fabric paint to create your masterpiece! Ages 5+, $10 per apron - please call the store to reserve your spot!
MAKE-IT MONDAY - SUMMER 2014 Join us for another fun summer of exploration! During "Make-it Monday" we have fun diving into some of our product lines. Join us for one, join us for all! Times, ages and fees will be announced shortly. (We'll always have additional information posted on our Facebook page or in our newsletters so hook up with us if you aren't already.)
6/16:Spa Day! - come get your nails done with non-toxic Piggy Paint, a glitter tattoo and, this year, Charmsies in your hair! (Please call store to secure your appointment.)
6/23:Fairy Gardens - we'll be partnering with Garden in the Koop to create a little Fairy Garden to take home. Fairy Gardens are a great way to embrace the wonders of nature while learning how to care for plants.
6/30:Bug Barn - use tools to build a wooden bug barn then paint it to make it uniquely yours!
7/7:GTB Summer T-Shirt Tye-Die experience - scrunch, bundle and dye your way to a fun GTB Summer 2014 t-shirt!
7/14:Experiments in Water - we'll be exploring water quality, water crafts and anything else we can think of between now and then!
7/21: Prepare to bounce your way out of the store because today we're making SUPERBALLS!
7/28:Chalk Mandalas will adorn the sidewalk outside our store with your help. Explore the unique creative process of Mandalas!
8/4: We know you love Spa Day so much that we're doing it again!
8/11:Solar Paper - we'll be making images of things in nature to create beautiful shadow images that we'll make into one-of-a-kind art!
8/18:Summer Scrapbooks - our annual end-of-summer event where you can create a book full of your own summer memories!
CRAFTERNOONS 2014 Let your creative juices flow as we take various raw materials and create really cool, made-by-you, useable stuff!