It all started as an easy way to get out of my creative slump and get over closing our new business after only 2 weeks! Darcy and I were making small suncatchers to keep us at the studio and help us think about something other than CV-19. Then it became a little bit obsessive.
So many people are doing something kind for the frontline workers to show their appreciation. Providing food, moral support and encouragement through cards and clapping, that kind of thing. We wanted to be a part of that, too. We made about 50 or so suncatchers and then we decided we would make a bunch more and give them out.
We had a lot of fun making bright, cheerful designs that people could keep that would cheer them up during the difficult days. It brought us joy and laughter and an escape from “the rona”.
Today, we turned over 140 suncatchers to Dr. Malcom Marler, Director of Pastoral Care at UAB Medicine. We asked him to give them out to anyone he thought might need a little sunshine in their day.
What started as a way to deal with the anxiety and sadness over what was happening in our world, became something that brought the Dixon family so much joy!
Thank you to all the frontline workers who risk their own health to make sure we have all the necessities we need and for protecting and caring for us when we get sick.