wishes cast

 |  August 4, 2010

Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed.  Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders. ~ Henry David Thoreau


I remember puffing my cheeks, making a wish, and blowing these little feathery seedlings with all my might. I would watch my wish float in the air, twirling and whirling around and scattering across the green grass. The wonderful thing about being a child is believing that a wish cast on a dandelion seed might actually come true. (As well as living in ignorance that blowing seedlings would make stubborn yellow dandelions pop up all over the lawn!) What would you wish for with all your might?

Just got back from a beach vacation out in Delaware with my family- one house, 6 kids, lots of fun. It will take me a while to get us readjusted to reality. I’ll be back soon!

As for me, I wish, I wish, I wish…….


The WAX show had a great turnout. Please visit the FusedChicago Facebook photo album to see some photos of the exhibit. The show was written up in the Chicago Examiner as one of the highlights of the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival. Hurrah!


  1. by Shayla on August 4, 2010  8:50 pm Reply

    That dandelion looks like it's made out of fairy lights. Of course your wish will come true...

  2. by Hindsfeet on August 4, 2010  10:56 pm Reply

    What a WONDERFUL post!!!!! Thanks for rekindling my hope in wishes, dreams, and hopes...

  3. by Seth on August 5, 2010  9:31 am Reply

    Congrats on the exhibition Bridgette and the mention in the press. That is wonderful. I can tell by the pictures on Facebook that it was a great show.

  4. by bridgette on August 5, 2010  9:15 pm Reply

    I hope so Shayla. thanks!

    Glad you liked the post Hindsfeet.

    Thanks Seth! It's always fun to talk to people about encaustic.

  5. by Sharmon Davidson on August 6, 2010  1:03 pm Reply

    That's great news about the show! congrats on the good publicity!

    Your photo if the dandelion is beautiful; it looks otherworldly in black and white. And yes, there's a tiny part of me in there somewhere that still believes in wishes...

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