Thursday, April 5, 2012

We just LOVE Ashley Bryan!

We were lucky enough this week to be invited to a super special presentation by the utterly fabulous and inspirational author and artist, Ashley Bryan. 

Ashley Bryan lives on Islesford Island, and just recently, the community members voted to rename the Islesford School  the Ashley Bryan School! How exciting! You can read more about this exciting change on the The Ashley Bryan School's Blog!

Ashley had come to school to share some special books by his friend and author, Nicki Giovanni! The Ashley Bryan school was kind enough to invite the school's of the TLC to this special presentation and we were SO excited for the opportunity!

Dalton, Quinn, and I got the honor of meeting Ashley on Islesford last year and going to his home which is filled, floor to ceiling, with paintings, books, puppets, toys, and other magical things. Going to his home is like stepping into another world, a beautiful, peaceful, exciting world that I wish all could experience one day! Ashley is 89 years young! His energy is SO tangiable and it is an honor to be in his presence, even if it is only through the Tanberg!

We were also excited to welcome Long Island School to the presentation! Hopefully we will be seeing a lot more of them!

Ashley shared three different poems with us. He always reads poems aloud so his audience gets to participate, repeating the lines of the poem back to him. It is so exciting and fun. It was so wonderful to see him perform, since our kids are working on performing their own poetry! What an inspiration! 

See for yourself! Isn't he just fabulous?!? We just adore him.

Thank you Ashley and The Ashley Bryan School! We feel so lucky to be apart of this special day!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting this! We adore Ashley too!
    Jeanne and Cliff Smith