The following image was originally designed for a New England Leadership School t-shirt. Featuring the hands of the Rev. Amy Freedman and Peter Bowden, this image has become a favorite graphic and basis for making UU word art.
Joy Berry, Director of Lifespan Religious Education, was the first to create amazing word art from this image. Thanks to Joy for so generously sharing her idea and process!
You can generate your own for free at http://wordart.com. Purchase credits to download high resolution files to print larger posters. Use the color and background controls to try different styles. The hands are negative space controlled by the background color you select. Examples:
This year at First Parish in Concord where I serve as the Minister of Religious Education we have a table with coloring pages during Coffee Hour. It is a wonderful gathering place for kids, parents and friends. Peter Bowden regularly makes fun coloring pages and mazes for us. Now, you can download one of the of the favorite coloring pages filled with Emojis and Chalices!
“I am THANKFUL for…” This open-ended activity page allows people of all ages and abilities to write words, draw pictures or both. This page can be a fun way for families, religious education classes or small groups to reflect on gratitude or to use as a springboard for sharing. Perfect for Thanksgiving gatherings! FREE to download in color or black and white.
Cast in order of appearance:
The Rev. Amy Freedman, Consulting Minister, First Church Boston
David Ruffin, ministerial intern, First Church Boston
Schuyler Vogel, ministerial intern, First Church Boston