Just got this email! Gave me a huge smile!
What brings Portland joy?
Well, actually, the joy bots do!
After we found one of your joy bots coming out of the Pete’s coffee store on the Hawthorne Street, my two daughters and I spent a few hours day before yesterday running up and down the street looking for more joy bots. We found 5! It was so much fun, like a scavenger hunt. Then my girls spent all afternoon playing with them. When I showed them your web site, they spent all evening dreaming up ideas what brings them joy. Then they got really excited about making their own bots – creature bots, bee bots, mystical bots, BFF bots etc… They fell asleep happy with joy bots under their pillows. It was a summer day filled with joy!!
Thank you so much!
We will pass them along for more people to share joy!
P.S. This is what we found:
Joy Bot # 177, 197, 181, 188 on Hawthorne St. and #174 on 37th St.
Later I realized we should have picked just one and left the rest for other people to enjoy, but it was very hard to stop the kids from collecting them. We will hide them again in SW Portland or send them on travels around Europe with my family.
This is what brings us Joy:
Me – Joy Bot #174 – “My Bees”
My daughter Kaya (8) – Joy Bot #197 – “my sister”! (I was impressed) and Joy Bot # 177 – “reading Harry Potter books and going to library”
My daughter Anka (5) – Joy Bot #188 – “my family and my stuffed kitten Snowflake”
What a great project!! We had so much fun with it!