Its great to get paid to have fun, and these past two workshops I did at Whirligig really were fun. I am so impressed by all of the innovative candy wrapper creations that the participants produced, including the very orange Reese’s Pieces person, the winged horse, the haute couture-clad ladies and the figure that stands up on plastic bread tag feet. The Sweet Wishes workshop was advertised “for folks 8 years old up to 108 years young,” and I am happy to report that we actually had elementary, middle and high school students show up with their friends, their mothers, and even one grandmother (93 year old Esther, who joined in on the fun). Christine made sure that there was no shortage of candy wrappers by serving up leftover Halloween candy and collecting wrappers at the store. Everyone also brought plenty of their own, and I shared some from my stash as well. There is still a lot of wrappers left over, maybe we will have to offer this class again. My hope is that everyone was inspired to Make Art Not Waste!