|Bettina and Sara | Mother (Teacher) and Daughter (Student) | Photo by Ahmed Abdulla|
|1st Generation and Now | Photo by Ahmed Abdulla|
|The future Meshari | Photo by Ahmed Abdulla|
What was interesting and fulfilling to observe were the connections not only of the findings in the kits but between Mother and Mother; Bettina and Suzannah, Mother and Daughter; Bettina, Suzannah and Sara, Mother and Son, Teacher and Students. It all came to the wonderful sharing across ages and generations and that resonates across times and cultures.
|The focal points completed | Photo by Ahmed Abdulla|
Those people who taught others how to make things were always held in high regard and reverence. The first lady to teach me knitting and a love for beads was the most amazing babysitter back in the 70's. She was a Native American from Alaska and was a highschool student. If only I could find her and thank her for patiently answering the tireless and endless questions of an inquisitive six year old and allowing me to enter the rich world of handcrafting. I like to call it the Knowledge and Wisdom Banks that are a key part of maintaining cultural and social literacy and expression. This is what we were a part of today.