Drawing on Earth’s VISION STATEMENT: Growing evolving healthy loving children and adults who are connected to them selves, each other, and to their environment through the cultivation of a creative mind, body, heart, and soul.


Butterflies Are Free

A month ago we worked with 1,200 elementary school kids at 2 different schools. The first one was at Valhalla Elementary school. Their art teacher passed away and we created an homage to her by asking 600 kids to each draw a butterfly for her.
We loved what we did so much that we decided to basically do the same thing at BayFarm Elementary school (also with some middle school students) – except we asked each student to draw a butterfly for someone else (teacher, parents, grandparent, siblings, friend).

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There is so much to share about the experience, it was really amazing. We’ll let the photos say the most, but here are a few moments.
A young boy who had feelings and curled into a little ball. Later he was so excited about his drawing and with his friend who he was helping.

A large yellow circle emerged as a crazy collaborate experience.

A kid with lot of extra energy created an awesome dragonfly air ship (one of my favorite drawings).

Beautiful team work.

A new and unique butterfly wherever I looked.

Moments of being exhausted and then being inspired by the music and the kids.

Having kids come over and ask to show their work to me.

Walking around afterwards with a student while we looked at everyone’s work together.

Seeing a few tears because of who the kids were making their drawings for (grandparents.)

Seeing a playground full of drawings of 600 butterflies.



There is usually one or two kids who are create totally out of the box. I’ll find a line and then start to follow it, and it often end with a kid who is still drawing. These are the kids to help run the world, they make things happen, and aren’t afraid or care about what others say.



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