One of my recent requests through Beads of Courage, was for an Alice in Wonderland Tim Burton-ish movie type bead. We make these special requests for children with cancer and other life threatening illnesses. When I saw this one, I decided it was my turn to interpret it. I wanted her hair to be a similar color and the dress blue like in the movie. She is larger than the bead, to show when she grew tall from eating the pills. (ah, if life only worked that way, I'd be taller instead of rounder.)
And of course on the back side, I added the rabbit wearing his blue jacket and of course he's late. An Alice bead needs at least one of the colorful inhabitants of Wonderland!
I hope the little girl and her family enjoyed receiving this bead. So seldom do we hear about their reaction. But next week, I'll do a blog post about my chance to work directly with one of the Beads of Courage kids and make her special Dream Bead while she watched and took photos. I think that experience meant equally a lot to both of us.
See you tomorrow- yes, on a Saturday!- for the Big Bead Soup Blog Party reveal. Wait til you see what I made!