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Thursday, January 10, 2013

HEART PINATA PROJECT






HEART PINATA PROJECT : ART IN EVERYDAY LIFE



Pinatas, birthdays and celebrations are traditions that bring joy and memories of celebration.



This project will bring together this everyday life mode of expression plus add a new element because the messages inside the piñata will be:
CREATED BY THE PEOPLE MAKING THE PINATA.

The messages inside the piñata reference love and helping and positive suggestions of encouragement instead of candy and toys. Typically, piñatas are made by others and contain things others think we want but these pinatas will be made by hand and with intentionality in the shape of hearts and inside the hearts are heart-felt positive messages and suggestions.

EXAMPLES OF SUGGESTIONS: All suggestions will be monitored and edited by the event coordinator so that only possible and positive words are shared. They are in fortune-cookie format and might say, for example: BE KIND TO YOUR BODY. LEARN A NEW WORD THIS WEEK. DO A FAVOR FOR A FRIEND.

NOTE: THE SUGGESTIONS MUST, MUST, MUST BE EDITED BY THE PERSON IN CHARGE OF THIS PROJECT BECAUSE YOUNG PEOPLE ARE SO SUGGESTIBLE AND MUST NOT BE LED IN DANGEROUS DIRECTIONS. AND MAYBE IT CAN JUST BE A LIST OF POSITIVE ONE WORD SUGGESTIONS. FOR EXAMPLE:
 JOY;
PEACE;
COMPASSION;
 LOVE;
HARMONY;
 SHARE;
 FORGIVE;
 GRATITUDE;
SMILE;
ETC.
 In fact, I do lean toward this mode of communication because of the possible consequences of someone getting a suggestion that might be bothersome and misleading and troubling. Your comments are welcomed regarding this issue.

Why a heart? Hearts are not to be broken but when they are "hit", they are symbolically to be urged to be expressing love and care.

We live in a time of LOVE challenge and with this energetic and strong witness to COMPASSION, we hope to open a new window to positive possibilities.

LINDA MARY MONTANO 2013

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