Sunday, June 10, 2007

Large Scale Community Arts: Girl Scout Sing-a-long

We went to the Girl Scout Sing-a-Long on the National Mall yesterday. It was amazing!!! There were 100,000 Girl Scout there, many singing their hearts out. Those who were not singing were "swapping". A s.w.a.p.s (Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere) is a term used for little pins Girl Scouts make to trade with one another at large events like this one. A swap has a pin attached and a little piece of paper that has the troops name, location, and event. We got some from as far away as Wyoming! The terrific thing is the originality in some of the swaps. Most are sculptural in nature and they are pretty 'crafty'. However, some of them really push the envelope and make some cool things. Anything that inspires creativity is okay in my book. Thanks girls!!! You are truly, a community of art makers.

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