So my friend Denise is known for her recycling and upcycling of random would-be-trash into beautiful works of art. She is the laundry lint goddess, and we all pay homage to her with our dryer lint. Whether it's dryer lint, old CDs, or leftover packing material, she collects it and calls it all "art supplies!"(always with the exclamation point).
Tonight I was in my studio punching shapes out of felt and Olivia is digging through the scraps in the trashcan. "There's a whole lot of this in here," she says. "Yes," I respond. Then she asks me, "Why don't we save it and give it to Aunt Denise?"
The child knows you well, Denise!