Mary Ferris' art clas. Courtesy of Town Lively.

Make Art, Interact with Kids!

Photo from Town Lively.

Mary Ferris is an elementary art school teacher, and a fellow hooper.  I’ve performed in the Spinspiration Hoop Troupe with her, and she’s a neat person.

Know what ATC’s are? They are Artist Trading Cards.  She has come up with a program with her students at a local library to collect and trade them with the kids and artists in the community.

You can participate!  Check out this article here on how you can do so.  I plan on it.  I have a bunch of blank ATC cards around and a few that I’ve created pieces on, too.

The idea behind the project is to make art accessible to anyone.  I think that is a fantastic thing!

Again, here’s where you can find out how to participate.  Share this post!  Let’s see if we can get artists from all over the world to send in ATC’s for Mary’s program.

Scruncy face hooping on the Whalehead Beach in the Outer Banks.

Scrunchy Hooper Face

Every hooper has found at least a few photos of them doing the scrunchy hooper face, like it the photo above here.  It’s either done from concentration, blinding sunlight, being caught off guard by the camera, or a combination of any of those things.

Even my early YouTube video have some great examples of me doing this.

I also find it funny that both the photo and the video are from the Outer Banks.  Huh.

Hoopers, we’ve all done the concentration face thing.  I would love it if you’d linked me some of your best examples in the comments!  Let’s poke some fun at ourselves this April Fool’s Day.  Have a good one!