For this week's recovery project, I asked the group to decorate canvas potholders in expressions of gratitude.
- plain canvas potholders (available from Oriental Trading Company, currently for $13 / dozen)
- colored, fine-point permanent markers
I was a bit nervous that the men in the group would think the project too girlie. But I was pleasantly surprised that they all participated. We invite people to participate in the art projects, but no one is required to. Some people prefer to use the time to do writing or simply meditate, and I support people in using the time in whatever way best meets their needs. We give everyone 15 minutes to work on the project, 5 minutes to wrap up or clean up and then return to a regular meeting format of sharing.
Here are a couple of examples of the work that came out of this week's group:
What are you grateful for this Thanksgiving?