The start of my laser cutting on paint samples came in the form of the “I Wish” hearts. I wanted a way to make a colorful and laser cut addition to my bottle cap badges. This would add to the number of pieces on the badge installation and give an extra hint to those participating on what the piece is about. I asked friends, family, and classmates to write I Wish… and then draw a heart around it. I also asked my sister to have one of her first grade art classes do it. I then scanned the responses put them into illustrator and laser cut them. below are some of the finished hearts and how I’m planning to use them in the installation.