This week has been a challenge for my inner Pollyanna.Â I am googling my rights as a permanent residentÂ as I watch my friends proactively take action to minimize the human rights fall-out of this yearâ€™s election results.
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.
Then I bent angels and frosties and cut out their outfits.
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.
When they cool off I leave them upside down.
So it is always a lovely surprise to see them all completed.
The safety pin movement will get a nod on some angels.
Getting them to stick (without glue) is a challenge, but weâ€™ll see how it goes.
Some are fluttering to fourÂ Chicagoland boutiques today, and I am already shipping one off to Canada this week.
Itâ€™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.
Meanwhile, Angel will be throwing a birthday party with her friends this weekend, as November 20 is her birthday.
She was part of this batch on 11/20/2015.
We had tiramisu already earlier this week.
Now it is on to commissions that need to ship out next week.
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.
Overall itâ€™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.
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.