I had been working in my studio when the doorbell rang. I though my previous student had forgotten something. When I answered my door, three adorable little girls from my neighborhood were standing there and asking if I had any spare beads that they could have?
How can anyone turn down these cute faces? They came in and checked out my bead stash and each chose a handful to take home and use for making jewelry. I supplied some cord too, after assuring them that it was enough for at least 2 necklaces for each of them.
Maybe it's time to start hiding beads around the neighborhood again? It's this kind of interaction that helps keep the magic in art. The delight in their faces and listening to their conversation sure made my day extra fun.