Rainbow Ornaments

This week has been a challenge for my inner Pollyanna. I am googling my rights as a permanent resident as I watch my friends proactively take action to minimize the human rights fall-out of this year’s election results.

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The only thing I know to do right now is make angels and frosties of support, and a small poll with my friends was unanimous on using rainbows as a symbol. So I got my markers out to draw rainbows one morning.

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Then I bent angels and frosties and cut out their outfits.

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The wax was heated up to dress them in their new finery. This one almost is a superhero angel, but the cape is too fragile to keep.

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When they cool off I leave them upside down.

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So it is always a lovely surprise to see them all completed.

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The safety pin movement will get a nod on some angels.

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Getting them to stick (without glue) is a challenge, but we’ll see how it goes.

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Some are fluttering to four Chicagoland boutiques today, and I am already shipping one off to Canada this week.

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It’s not as comprehensive as the #ArtistsforLove art work, but I am mulling my spin on that as well. My inner Pollyanna needs a bit of time to be truly cheerful again, but unicorn socks, gathering with friends and keeping up with all my seasonal pop-ups is helping.

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I find solace in Max Erhmann’s Desiderata on a regular basis. I also made some other new angels, which will be at Affair of the Arts on Sunday.

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Meanwhile, Angel will be throwing a birthday party with her friends this weekend, as November 20 is her birthday.

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She was part of this batch on 11/20/2015.

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We had tiramisu already earlier this week.

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Now it is on to commissions that need to ship out next week.

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Sending out this tiny bangle to a young girl was such fun, and I am happy more people want to gift themselves and loved ones with custom creations.

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Overall it’s been a good year, and in spite of current events which I genuinely have no control over, I will make my gratitude list this coming week, and continue to strive to see the good in everything that happens.

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I can only do what I can with what I have where I am, and will support the people in my community as much as I can.

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