Friday, February 7, 2014
The Best Birthday Present Ever! - A New Linda Goodman Video
My good friend Lona Bartlett shot this video for me on Wednesday. It is titled The Best Birthday Present Ever! It is a story about patience, kindness, and love, all centered around my 10th birthday.
I developed the story as part of a project I was doing for Arts On Wheels when I was living in Richmond, VA. An artist and I joined forces to bring senior citizens and upper elementary/middle school children together through art and story. I told this story to the entire group as a "story starter" for the senior citizens. It reminded them of similar times in their own lives, and they shared their memories with the children with whom they were paired. The children then drew book cover illustrations for the stories they were told. Great fun! Great bonds developed between young and old.
I think Lona did a great job videotaping this story. A good friend is better than gold.
To watch the video, click on the link below.