Last week I had the honor of spending time working with two things I am passionate about…spreading creativity and Girl Scouts! My role as the resident designer for Rit Dye allows me the opportunity to connect the things I love…color, joy, creativity, girls, empowerment and fun. I flew to Tucson, Arizona and held a workshop for the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona to train leaders on ways to use Rit Dye to work on badges, inspire creativity and work with girls! We doodled, dyed and had a ball in the midst of the desert beauty.
They learned so much and had great fun! I learned so much and had great fun. The CEO of the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona, Debbie Rich, is such a powerful leader with a heart that spreads inspiration. She is truly a model for the Girl Scout slogan, “Girls Can Do Anything”! We had a fabulous lunch on the day of the workshop and brainstormed for lots of great things to come in 2014 and beyond. My amazing cousin, Priscilla Kuhn has been such a source of empowerment for not only me, but the entire Girl Scout organization for many years.
I always find joy when I can mix up doodling, lettering and color so making these tote bags was awesome fun. They can be used for carrying things from place to place, wrapping up a gift or packing for a camping trip. Personalizing accessories and garments with words and color creates connection and a sense of accomplishment.
The tote bag on the far right has Girl Scouts Rock written in Elmers Glue. I took it to the workshop and it went home with a leader (Rose Martin Schneider) after she dip dyed in Rit Dye’s Kelly Green to be washed. She send me this photograph of her final project! She did an EXCELLENT job. I love the way that Elmers Glue works as a resist for the dye then washes right out.
I am looking so forward to what comes next! We have lots of fabulous Girl Scout magic in the works. If you want to follow the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona, they have a great Facebook Page!
If you like puzzles, here is a fun one with colorful words and thoughts that you can download and share! I would love to know what your favorite colors to play with might be. Please share in a comment. If you are troop leader and would like some Rit Dye to play with, let me know that too. I bet I can get you a sample.
GIRLS CAN DO ANYTHING,