I finished another book from my list: The BFG by Roald Dahl.
If you are not familiar with this book, its a children's story about a giant called the BFG (Big Friendly Giant) that collects dreams in glass jars and stores them on shelves in his cave. Every night, he sneaks around London with a briefcase full of jars. At each window, he stops to remove a dream, put it in his trumpet, and quietly blow it into the room of sleeping boys and girls.
I immediately envisioned myself making necklaces with tiny jars filled with 'dreams' that glowed in the dark.
A pack of Crayola Outdoor Glow in the Dark Sand caught my eye at Toys R Us, so scooped it up and ran home to fill my little glass jars with glowing dreams. Doesn't that look exciting? (image from toysrus.com) It was only after ripping apart the packaging that I checked out the product online and realized that the sand only glows for four hours. Boooo. Well, since I bought it, I need to find a use for it, sooo, guess I'll try to come up with than an outdoor drinking game.
I searched for rechargeable glowing sand, but had no luck. Soooooo, I got desperate and dug out the only glowing art supply I have: lanyard string scraps. I stared at it for a very long time. "How can I use you?" I asked it, "What can we do here?" Finally, I started cutting it into very, very tiny pieces. As you can imagine, this took a long time.
I worried that since my glowing sand was encased in glass, it might not recharge. But it definitely does, and it looks very nice.