Last Saturday the Girl Scouts were traveling around the South End, visiting artists’ studios and gallery spaces. Last year they did this as well and that was the first time I encountered the throng. So I knew what I was in for this year. They are like a swarming mass of bees that descend upon the place. I think I was more afraid of them than they were of me. I was afraid of being swept up in the hum.
One of the girls showed me the photos she took on her phone last year and another one of the girls was so into what was going on in my studio that she and her mom came back a few days later to visit. However, there was one cute little asian girl (in the photo below) that was terribly non-plussed about the whole thing. And at the end one little girl straggled in by herself and her mom came running in behind to pick her up and say “Oh no, she is not spending time in this room. It took us forever to help this one recover from the movie Coraline.”
Anyway, it was a neat experience and I hope that there were a few evil creative seeds planted that day.