Block Stories: To Simply Start

There are times when it is hard to know where to begin. A blank piece of paper or in this case, a plain wooden block can seem daunting. Here are two examples of the ways people gave themselves simple starts. Anna began with a photocopy. Dorothy selected a sticker. Then the rest came easier. The ideas began to flow and merge with the art-making materials.

Throughout the project, people took creative leaps and ended up expressing beauty and meaning.

Create and Connect is a community art initiative lead by artist Sarah Rydecki in collaboration with the South Haven Center for the Arts, the South Haven Memorial Library, and the Mitten Children's Museum. Dozens of other organizations and community members contributed to

this project, and we are so grateful to each of you. The project is made possible through funding from the Michigan Arts and Culture Council, Arts Midwest and the National Endowment for the Arts. The project was made possible through funding from the Michigan Arts and Culture Council, Arts Midwest and the National Endowment for the Arts.



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