after working on
a few holiday projects last night
i noticed at breakfast
that i may still have a bit of collateral glitter around the house.
“take chances, make mistakes, and get messy!”
— Ms. Frizzle, “The Magic School Bus”
remove glitter with play dough!
i have been told, more than once, but less than a million times
that people in my presence
inexplicably end up with glitter
stuck to them or on their food or in unexpectedly odd places
or see traces of it stuck to my face or hair or feet
while it is true that i do enjoy a great love
of the sparkling wonder that is glitter
i know there are those of you
who may need an easy way
to rid yourself, or your things, or your cake, or your abode
of all that remains
i have a fine gift for you
an easy and magical method to clean it up
you are welcome.
clearing up glitter can be tough. it turns out that there’s one easy way to get rid of those sparkles that spread everywhere. just grab some play dough and press it over the affected areas. that’s pretty much it.
“she who leaves a trail of glitter will never be forgotten.”
-some wise person
‘glitter soup’ from art candy
years ago, when visiting my daughter in australia, i met her friend jenni gray, (the artist behind art candy), and she has remained a friend to both of us ever since. while visiting, we had tea, a tour of the space where her art happens, and she even let me peek into a drawer filled with glitter. as a lifelong fan of glitter, it was like magic, and what could be better?
over the years, i’ve followed her work, and have become the lucky owner of some of her art. jenni works with mixed media creating beautiful whimsical art and cards. when she told me that her recent piece, named ‘glitter soup’ reminded her of me, i was honored.
jenni’s origin story is this: “Art Candy began at art school inspired by a love of language, especially slang, colour and the sheer exuberence of enjoying life !” she has certainly lived up to that and more. take a peek at her work in the link below, it’s sure to put a smile on your face.
Sweetness with soul.
“from soup, comes stars”
what the glitter soup turned into
“if art doesn’t make us better, then what on earth is it for?”
when my laptop charger suddenly stopped working
and I couldn’t get it to fit snuggly into
the magnetic biggish hole thing with the connector dots on the one side of my computer
I reluctantly made a trip to the apple store and bought a new charger
I took it home, tried to plug it in, and got the same results.
I then took it to my local guys who work on apple stuff
asked how much it would be to replace that part
and instead of giving me a price
one grabbed a pair of tweezers
and pulled something out of it
“it should work just fine now.
it looks like a tiny piece of.metal, glitter? somehow got in the hole.”
well, come to think of it, I have had a few glitter ‘incidents’
where it was stuck to me or other people around me or on things…
price for the tweezer instant repair method. free.
“fortune is like glass – the brighter the glitter, the more easily broken.”
i went to the u of m dermo clinic
for my annual skin checkup
just how thorough they were
when 3 different docs
checked me out.
the first one asked,
“did you know that you have some glitter stuck to your back?’
the second one asked,
“how did you get glitter in your hair?”
and finally, the third, the resident doc asked,
“did you know that you have glitter on your feet?”
i think they all imagined that i’d been to a wild party
or secretly am a dancer as my second job
i really couldn’t attribute it to working with the kinders
now that it’s summer break.
i told all of them that i wasn’t really surprised
that it’s always on me somewhere
thanked them for letting me know
and for another clean bill of health.
i think it lightened things up a bit in their clinic.
“i must bridge the gap
between adolescent glitter and mature glow.”
image credit: instyle