Bright Spots


LEARN TO MAKE WORRY DOLLS AND FURRY WORRY FRIENDS…. Let Annie show you how to craft your very own little figures and critters based on the textile traditions of Guatemala. You can transform small bits of fabric scraps, wire and cardboard using glue, a needle, thread and maybe a little patience into your own new friends!  Once completed, these Worry Dolls and Furry Worry Friends will be ready to listen to whatever you want to tell them! This is a great “take-along” project for travel – even if it’s just to the back yard. 

Annie Rimmer-Weeks has always liked to make things and is pleased to be flexing her creative muscles for this week’s Bright Spot.  Since 2018, Annie has been working as the bookkeeper/business manager at Grace Institute. In addition to her time as a bookkeeper, she continues to work as an actor, costumer, director and marketing assistant for a local theatre company.  Annie has written, performed and produced original performances in Portland’s Fertile Ground Festival.  She also enjoys working in film and creating multimedia projections for the stage with her husband. 

Video and Sound Design by Orie Weeks

Mural Update — Mail your mural pieces back this week!

Remember — our ‘Wherever I go, I’m Aglow’ Snail Mail Mural piece is due this week.  If you have a question, email us at and use the word mural in the subject line. 


We all are still sad about not being able to have Grace Art Camp this summer and not trying new things, so we are busy creating weekly gifts for you!  We call them “Bright Spots” – short videos led by Grace Art Camp artists to inspire creative fun for you and your families. Look for a new episode each Wednesday through late August. 

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To help us produce this fun, short, online content as a weekly gift to our families, please consider donating to the Grace Art Camp Summer 2020 Creativity Fund. Visit our Contribute page to donate to the Creativity Fund. Thank you so much!