The theme was homegrown- meaning we needed to create the decorations from recycled items
First the book art. Some of you may have trouble with the use of old books as objects of art.. the donated books were comprised of manuals, telephone books, maps, and old books with fabulously browned pages gathered from thrift stores. Their yellowed, torn pages mostly filled with lusty gushings that I suspect caused some of the older children to work a bit slower. The books that were still of good literary quality were given to the library.
Mostly created by busy students hands...
The mother tree was honored; shrouded in muslin it's dying trunk supported the beautiful pages
A frame normally used to sift dirt in the gardens of learning was used to create the crown of the book art chandelier in the tent
Tree's were swathed in contrasting remnants of fabric
Tables laid with books, recycled jars with votives and muslin cloth
A hugely collaborative effort created a fabulous event
photo by Joyce Brody