My friend, Mary Ellen, has written several children's books. One of them is called The Christmas Birdie.
Last year, she got the idea about putting it into a musical. She enlisted the help of many friends - Dunri, who runs Angel Feet Dance studio,
Marilyn, who is a composer and is a tremendous musician!!
Caryn and I to do props,
Diane and several others to do costuming.
Hearts 4 Him and several other musicians.
Dr. Michael Donnelly, an associate professor of English at K-State to do the narration.
We all put lots of effort into it and it turned out wonderfully, I think!
Caryn decided to paint a little lost sheep - all alone. (yet not, because the Shepherd has His eye on him) It was not part of the Christmas Birdie story. Just a part of a story we talked about as we painted.
The story is about a little bird named Flit who gets knocked out of the sky by a stone from a sling shot and is left behind when his family migrates south. But what starts out as a disaster turns into Flit witnessing the birth of the most important person who has ever lived! The night God came to earth! You can order this book on-line or in some Christian bookstores and read it year after year!
"Leaves" for the spring trees.
This is a nest that my grand daughters and I worked on. We began with cattle fencing that Al and I bent into a circle shape. Then we wove branches and twigs back and forth all over the frame. I loved the final nest!
I could only watch the play from back stage since Caryn and I were some of the prop people who moved the props between scenes.
Here are Mary and Joseph - I borrowed this picture. Aren't they cute?
I am so proud of Mary Ellen and give God the thanks for the talent He has given her!