"We are all wanderers on this earth...our hearts are full of wonder, and our souls are deep with dreams." ~ Gypsy proverb

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

"If you never did, you should. These things are fun and fun is good." ~ Dr. Seuss

So in this year of transformation, we have become significantly more conscious of our gift giving. We question where the gifts come from, how they are made, and who sells or makes them.  In that process, we have also discovered the joy of making our own gifts. The process was not just about being more responsible, but the change that happens in a child's heart when they can feel the joy in making a gift for someone else.

On this day, we scrounged up all of our broken crayons and gave them new lives.

In any transformation, the process is the same. First, strip all of the old coverings off. Some coverings actually stick to the core a bit, especially if they have been there for a long time, so you really have to dig deep and scrape. Second, break down the matter into smaller bits. This may be tough, but with persistence and and little strength, it can be done. Third, melt the old forms into any new mold that you want. Let it cook for a little while, while it really sinks in. Four, revel in the stunning transformation. It is a beautiful thing...

1 comment:

  1. ohhhh I love this idea! and, we have PLENTY of broken crayons. ; )

    And to respond about the knitting. I would say the knitting itself is easy, but it's all the other stuff that goes along with it that makes it complex. Like, all the different stitches that must be done in a certain way to achieve a good end product and yarn gauge and stuff. Crap. It's actually kind of hard. But it's fun. : ) I posted the hat today.


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