Sunday, January 30, 2011


I feel like it is time for a more meaningful post, but I have been fighting a cold all weekend and I just don't have it in me, so we're going bloglight again today.

In addition to whining and feeling like utter crap, I donated a sock monkey to an 8th grade Unitarian Universalist fundraiser. Although on the simpler side of things I do with socks, he was a success and won by a little boy who appeared to be about five. His mom brought him over and introduced him after he won so he could tell me how much he liked the monkey and tell me his new friend would be well cared for. I've never met the owner of something I made (outside of gifts of course), so that was kinda cool.
Later other parents expressed their children were heartbroken, so some orders may come from this fundraiser. I'm not sure how I feel about that. On one hand, it's nice to be appreciated and have people willing to pay for things I make, but on the other, getting paid for orders on creativity isn't as much fun perhaps. Sometimes I think I would rather just give things away than get paid for them. I wonder if getting paid to be an art therapist will sometimes feel a little bit the same way. Is helping as rewarding when one gets a paycheck or something cool that becomes just a job?

And because I feel like a slacker, I leave you with this humorous cartoon to help make your visit worthwhile.

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