Harper has declared that Patti is “famous for making paper dolls.” She concluded this after spending time learning from Patti the art of making paper dolls and designing clothes for them. Patti has been making paper dolls since she was five years old and taught her own daughter how to carry on the tradition. Introducing this skill to six year-old Harper carried on the tradition while filling up Patti’s emotional cup.
After spending time encouraging Harper through the process, Patti told her that her art skills were amazing and someday she could sell her artwork for millions. Harper, giggled and Patti rubbed her arm while whispering to her, “It’s true. You can do anything, Harper.”
Inter-generational activities connect and create bonds that are rich in spirituality and emotion for everyone involved.